The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories : Volume 1, Hardback Book

The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories : Volume 1 Hardback

Part of the The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories series

4.5 out of 5 (12 ratings)


Founded and directed by Golden Globe-nominated actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, hitRECord is an open collaborative production company where members can contribute their work in various forms including music, videos, text and drawings.

Members are then encouraged to add, edit, remix and collaborate with each other.

HitRECord currently has over 45,000 active members worldwide.

Over 1,000 creative contributions are added daily and over 100 new artists join hitRECord each day.

Joe regularly hosts hitRECord events throughout the country at venues ranging from the Sundance and SxSW film festivals to college campuses to grand cinemas to rock&roll bars to concert halls, with audiences ranging from 100 to 1,500 people.

In December 2010, hitRECord self-published the first volume in the "Tiny Stories" series.

The collaboration received over 2,300 contributions, from which Joe and the creative collective edited together 32 illustrated stories.

This volume in the "Tiny Stories" series will contain all new material created through the same collaborative process on as directed by RegularJOE. "The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories" is the first book in a current 3-book partnership between hitRECord and It Books.




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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories is exactly as the title suggests. It is a tiny book and the stories inside are very tiny but don't let that fool you. This is a great book. It took me less than five minutes to read this entire book. The Tiny Book has over 60 contributors all put together into this hard-cover collection by hitRECord and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Each story is just a few sentences that range from funny to heart warming accompanied by wonderful illustrations. This is a book you're going to want to have in your collection.

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Yes, that double take you just did WAS warranted as the “director” of the project is a famous actor (aka RegularJOE)…and yes, I said director. You see this unique little creation is a group effort in which stories submitted on their website are worked, tweaked and finalized to reveal the true splendor within. In other words, YOU can contribute, possibly be included in a future volume, and help other creative souls like yourself reach their full potential despite the miles between you.From the wondrous packaging of the words to the illustrations lighting up each page with even more imagination, this is not merely a book but a work of art. Each page has some profound or amusing tale relayed in as few words as possible but always getting to the heart of the matter. My favorite? Hard pressed to narrow it down to merely one as so many will speak to you as you page your way through this one, however being the book fan that I am page 68 and 69 expressed the joy of a trip to the bookstore rather well. If I may quote….“His hands were weak and shaking from carrying far too many books from the bookshop. It was the best feeling.”See? Add to that the included illustration of a young lad peering over same said stack and it’s irresistible. There’s hardly a page turned where a smile, thoughtful pause, or tear can’t be found. The mini-versions of the interior images included within the front and back covers add to the overall whimsy of the book and give readers something else to explore as they prepare to take a tiny trip to the land of the written word. Recommended read for all ages. Little ones will enjoy the illustrations, older children the humor, adults the combination of both as well as the tiny details included within each. It’s truly a remarkable work and plainly shows that it’s not the length of a book that matters so much as the content....or as their parting phrase states..."The universe is not made of atoms; it's made of tiny stories."

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This tiny book is an awesome quick read for those who don't have a lot of time to read. Volume 1 contains short, one sentence stories with an illustration to match.

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I read this book in one standing. Seriously. It was sitting there and I read the first tiny story: "The sun is such a lonely star. Whenever he comes out to see his friends they all disappear." I liked it enough that I continued reading. The tiny stories are well matched by the illustrations. My favorite, which does not work as well without the illustration, was: "The doctor's wife ate two apples a day, just to be safe. But her husband kept coming home." And some of the stories do not work at all without the illustrations and, in fact, are more like cartoon captions than stories, e..g., "The hostess offered seconds, but the guests were all stuffed." which was accompanied by an illustration of stuffed animals sitting around a table.<br/><br/>Overall the stories have a wide range but tend towards the sardonic and ironic. I would read the subsequent volumes--standing up of course.

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A book of tiny stories needs a tiny review, I say. Here goes: Pithy. And wise. Here’s one, so you can get a taste:“The doctor’s wife ate two apples a day, just to be safe.But her husband keptcoming home.”See what I mean? Yes, you will like these. Good as an appetizer or an after-dinner dessert or even an entree.

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