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The Tiny Book of Tiny Stories, Vol. 1 by Joseph Gordon-Levitt
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Jan 08, 2012

really liked it
Recommended for: all ages
Read from January 08 to 09, 2012 — I own a copy , read count: 1


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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Reading Progress

01/09/2012 page 87
100.0% "Short, sweet...and yet there's something memorable here. Review to come..."

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