My Book Cover!

I’m very excited to show you the cover of my book that will be published by Shambhala Publications / Trumpeter Books next fall (2011). I’ll let you all know when it’s available for pre-order. I’ve seen some of the layout for inside the book, too. The design team at Trumpeter Books did an amazing job!

“Made to Play” has 35 craft and toy projects that promote imaginative and creative play. I hope you all will like it! (The book will be available worldwide, distributed by Random House.)


  1. = lingonsmak
    December 20, 2010 at 5:11 am

    looks great and makes curious :)

  2. Erica @ Acire Adventures
    December 20, 2010 at 5:25 am

    This looks great! Can't wait to hear more.

  3. Deborah
    December 20, 2010 at 6:52 am

    I am so excited for you! I can't wait to see the final results!

  4. I Live in an Antbed
    December 20, 2010 at 6:54 am

    It's perfect!

  5. naama
    December 20, 2010 at 6:59 am

    Can't wait to order a copy. your blog is amazing.

  6. Golubka
    December 20, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Looks great, congrats! Can't wait to flip through it :)

  7. artyowza
    December 20, 2010 at 7:19 am

    so adorable!

  8. La Chili
    December 20, 2010 at 7:20 am

    Love it!

  9. se7en
    December 20, 2010 at 7:45 am

    Totally, wonderfully, awesomely cool!!! You must me so excited!!!

  10. zazz
    December 20, 2010 at 7:51 am

    Cogratzz, hope you also ship to holland!!

  11. Paul & Paula
    December 20, 2010 at 8:20 am

    congratulations, how cool must it be to see a book with your own name on it!

  12. peglud
    December 20, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Perfect use for empty TP rolls. I save all of mine for projects with my grandchildren. That might be a fun post - how many different ways to use empty paper towel/TP rolls.

  13. Los viajes de Lucas
    December 20, 2010 at 10:03 am

    I love your blog!!! i´m making rigth now your fabric dolls for my nephews. I will show you when i finish them
    I can´t wait for the book!!!!

  14. CrisCamarena
    December 20, 2010 at 11:05 am

    So nice, and so "you".

  15. isa-monblogdemaman
    December 20, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Congrats i hope that your book will be translate into french soon !!!!

  16. cristina
    December 20, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Joel, i too am an author of children's books(posted on my blog)
    and the thrill of having a book published is, is.....
    Cheers to you! I can hardly wait and have
    homes for at least 3 of your books already.
    Cheers to your mom, too..........!

  17. origanimal
    December 20, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    I hope will be available por international shipping :D


  18. Rescued Goods
    December 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Congratulations!! Can't wait to check it out!

  19. Alisonswhim
    December 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Great job! So happy for you, you deserve it. Your blog is great!

  20. OrangeFarmhouse
    December 20, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    wow, love it, just the way this blog is! great!!

  21. Ren- Lady Of The Arts
    December 20, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    So cute- Mazel Tov

  22. Two Thirds Sky
    December 20, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Congratulations Joel, the cover looks wonderful. It's lovely to see all that hard work come to fruition isn't it?
    Happy Holidays to you and your family, thank you so much for being so generous with sharing your ideas.

  23. Lor
    December 20, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Very tempting! Looking forward to it!

  24. Joel Henriques
    December 20, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Thanks everybody! I'm really excited about it! There are many projects that I can't wait for people to see. I think it's going to be really fun.

  25. Jana @ The Summer House
    December 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

    I's perfect!

  26. Max
    December 21, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Big congratulations!!Love the work you do,your generosity sharing all your wonderful ideas and especially love your connection with your children,what a gift!!

  27. alexkeller
    December 21, 2010 at 3:27 am

    this is wonderful news! congrats :)

  28. Liz Stanley
    December 21, 2010 at 4:39 am

    how exciting, conGRATS!

  29. Katie Parker
    December 21, 2010 at 10:38 am

    Wow, it looks good, will definitely be ordering a copy (will it be available in the UK?)

    I wish you and you family a very happy Christmas and thank you for the inspiration this year, I have really enjoyed reading your blog.


  30. Los viajes de Lucas
    December 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Hi again, yesterday i told you i was doing at that moment the fabric nesting dolls!!!! and here i send you the link where you can see them.
    Thanks again, you inspire us!!!!

  31. Pancakes For Recess
    December 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    How wonderful. Congratulations, Joel! Been tracking your work for a while now - it's definitely well-deserved:)

  32. Jinger
    December 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm are amazingly creative and inspirational to me!

  33. Gabi from France
    December 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Congrats ! I'll sure buy your book !

  34. Steph at
    December 23, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Congrats! Your book will surely be one to be treasured by many families for many years.

  35. Alissa Rae King
    December 24, 2010 at 5:46 am

    whew! you just took care of all my christmas shopping for next year! yay, joel!

  36. krisstl
    December 24, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Congrats ! a very nice present for Xmas ;o)
    Merry Christmas to you.

  37. Holly
    December 25, 2010 at 3:26 am

    I am so eager to add this to my collection of craft books and crack it open with my son. and the cover is perfect.

  38. Pia
    December 26, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    I'm soooooo looking forward for this book to come out.
    Thank you for sharing your crafty wonders!

  39. Sparrow's Nest
    December 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I can't wait! Is it going to be in mainstream bookstores like Barnes and Noble?

  40. Joel Henriques
    December 26, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Thanks everyone!

    Sparrow's Nest - Yes!

  41. 22heures22
    January 1, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Congratulations and Happy New Year!

  42. kristin
    January 15, 2011 at 1:01 am

    perfect!! looking forward to getting a copy. happy new year to you + your family!

  43. Jenny
    January 17, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Can't wait till it's published Joel! The book will be a wonderful celebration of all your great work.

  44. annatanaka
    February 2, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Me like it a lot ;-)

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