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Review: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories (Volume 1)

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories
By Joseph Gordon-Levitt
(It Books, Hardcover, 9780062121660, December 2011, 88pp.)

The Short of It:

A short, snappy little book filled with creativity.

The Rest of It:

When I first heard about this little gem, I knew I had to read it for myself. HitRECord, founded by Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock from the Sun, Inception, 10 Things I Hate About You) reviewed contributions from thousands of writers and artists to create this collection. The stories are only one or two pages long. Some are  humorous, some of thought-provoking but the real challenge here is telling a story in just one or two pages complete with illustrations.

The book itself is very well done. It would make a fabulous gift and honestly speaking, the writing is pretty clever, too. I also enjoyed the illustrations. When it came in the mail, The Girl took off with it thinking it was for her. She read about half of the stories and then asked if she could keep it. Uh, no. Maybe later, like after I’ve read it! So you see, it’s a tasty little morsel.

Here’s one of my faves from the collection. Click on the photo a couple of times to view it larger.

Tiny Stories 3 (sample)

Aside from all the fun of reading a book like this, I think it’s important for people to be able to feel as if they have a creative outlet. Often, we want to be creative but the process often seems too difficult or overwhelming. If you are an artist who would like to contribute works for volume 2, check out the web site.

Also, here’s a video to tell you a little more about it:


 

Source: Sent to me by the publisher.
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