Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is filled with tiny stories and illustrations. Each story is no longer than a few sentences and is accompanied by a tiny illustration. The whole book is "a collection of innovative crowd-sourced creative projects that pushes the limits of originality, cooperation, imagination, and inspiration."

This is such a delightful little book. It definitely has a little something for everyone. The stories and illustrations are varied in theme and style. Some of the stories are funny and light-hearted; others are serious and thought provoking. My favourite stories were:
The element of surprise wasn't allowed near the Periodic table.(page 38)
Tea Party: The hostess offered seconds, but all of the guests were stuffed. (pages 46-47)
His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling. (pages 68-69)
I wanted to know more about the author, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and hitRECord, the group that put this book together. I knew I'd seen the author/actor before, but I couldn't place him. Finally I looked it up. As it turns out, he's that kid (now all grown up) on 3rd Rock from the Sun. He's done a lot since then, but that's where I recognized him from. I'm not much of a celebrity follower, so I was impressed that I actually knew who he was.

Anyway, I watched the whole amazing introductory video and was extremely impressed with his presentation. He came across as articulate, funny and sincere. It really got me excited about the whole project and the website. I don't know if I have the time right now to participate, but it might be something I'd do in the future. It's pretty cool. If you do anything creative and would love to collaborate with others on a project, it's definitely something you should check out.

Highly recommended. I can't wait for the next volume of Tiny Stories to come out.

For more information about this book or to browse inside, please visit the HarperCollins website.

For more information about this project, please visit the hitRECord website.

I'd like to thank those nice people at HarperCollins for this review copy.

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, !tbooks (HarperCollins), ©2011. ISBN 9780062121660(Tiny Hardcover), 87p.


  1. This would make a perfect little Valentine gift! I can just picture the kid from 3rd Planet!

    1. You are right. It would be a great gift book.

  2. This looks like fun. I'll be looking for a copy.

    1. Fun, indeed. Thanks for stopping by.


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