Thursday, November 07, 2013

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Volume 3

Ahhh, tiny little books filled with tiny little stories make me so happy at this time of year. I've read and reviewed all of the volumes of The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, and while I loved and hugged the first one, I was far less impressed with the second. It was a crapshoot when it came to volume 3, but I'm pleased to report that this one was, indeed, HUGWORTHY!

If you're not familiar, the Tiny Books are the result of a project at It's an art collaborative specializing in images, text, and video. And when creative people submit pieces, they all get mushed around and married, and tiny stories happen!

The mastermind behind this project is Joseph Gordon-Levitt of 10 Things I Hate About You and Inception and Dark Knight Rises fame. And don't even THINK about skipping the video at the end of this post. It's one of the funniest things I've ever seen, and JGL is on his lip syncing game. 

Anyway, I loved the feeling of sarcasm and wit and adventure in the first Tiny Stories book, but the second one felt far more generic to me, thus my slight dislike. But in volume three there's a definite edge and sweetness all wound up into this teensy volume. And though it is teensy, it's a little fatter than the previous two volumes. More tiny stories = more fun! 

So if you have a family member or friend who is really artistic or maybe loves poetic writing or is just a little offbeat, this strikes me as a perfect gift! Maybe because they always come out at the holidays, I feel that way, but now that it's a three-volume set it'd be an even cooler gift or stocking stuffer. 

High five to HitRECORD for their awesome vision and this great book. 

Pub. Date: November 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780062121653
Source: From the publisher. 

The video I originally forgot!


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