The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Title: The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 1
Compiled/Edited by: hitRECord & Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Pages: 83
Genre: Humor, Entertainment
Publisher: !t (Harper Collins)
Pub. Date: December 6, 2011


I'll admit up front that part of the reason I wanted to review this is because it was associated with Joseph Gordon-Levitt who I love as an actor. But, also, the book sounded so unique. This book is essentially a compilation of the contributions to Gordon-Levitt's production company hitRECord where artists of all types tell tiny, but impactful, stories utilizing a combination of words and art.

The book is actually tiny and adorable. I read it as soon as it came in the mail, and it took me about 5-10 minutes. I then handed it over to my husband who read through and enjoyed it as well. Some of the stories are better than others, but overall it was a fun read. It's one of those where you appreciate the story told because of its wit as well as for the artwork that goes with it. I don't know that I would spend the listed $14.99 on it for myself, but as a gift for someone who's the creative type or maybe even as a conversational piece for the home or office I would. It is definitely charming.

Here are a few of my favorites.



15 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I know! I want this too! Looks so fun.

bermudaonion said...

I loved this book too! My son claimed my copy when he was home for Christmas.

Mrs Q Book Addict said...

This one is new to me. I'll have to check it out.

Ti said...

I just loved everything about it. The only quibble I had, is that some of the two page spreads prevent you from seeing the entire illustration. I know there was one (book is not on me right now) where I had to crack the spine to view it. Ack!

Such a creative effort though.

Zibilee said...

I so want to read this! I have been hearing nothing but good things about it, and the artwork is just as wonderful as the text inside! I can't wait to see if my library has this one! Great review today!

softdrink said...

My favorite is the one about trembling arms from carrying books being the best feeling.

Trisha said...

I've wanted this one since the first review I've read (and yep, in part because of Gordon-Levitt :) ).

Jenners said...

The more reviews I see, the more I feel I need to see this book in person!!

Aarti said...

I really like this book, too! My favorite was the HE-RO/HER-O one. Though I also laughed out loud about the periodic table one :-)

Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

the pictures are good.

Jenny said...

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Jenny said...

Yay!

Trish said...

I actually had ever intention of picking this one up on Friday when I went to B&N but I couldn't stomach the $15 price tag without a discount after seeing just how small this little tiny book really is. I still really want it but...

So glad everyone else is enjoying!! ;)

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