My Book Came Today!

My advance copy of Made to Play arrived in the mail today! It’s pretty exciting to see it in person. I’m looking forward to October 11, when it will be in stores. Wish me luck!


  1. September 1, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Looks great! Good luck!

  2. September 1, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Congratulations! It looks awesome, I bet it will be a hit!

  3. Irena
    September 1, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Congratulations! And it will have a big success!!

  4. September 1, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting!

  5. September 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    wonderful! congratulations joel.

  6. September 1, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Gratulálok Joel! Sok szerencsét!

  7. Rose Fern
    September 1, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Good luck, Joel! It looks so fresh and practical! I'm certain your book will appeal to lots of people, especially young parents and teachers! Your ideas are amazing even for those (me ;) ) who don't have kids. Keep up the good work!

  8. Cindy
    September 1, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Congrats - I've got mine pre-ordered at Amazon - it will do well.

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  10. September 1, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Congrats. It looks great!

  11. Deborah Domingo
    September 2, 2011 at 12:29 am

    Congratulations! We follow you from Valencia (Spain) and we enjoy playing with our kid with all the ideas, crafts and coloring sheets, you offer us in your amazing blog. Buena suerte!

  12. September 2, 2011 at 1:06 am

    Congratulations! Looks amazing. Is there any chance of getting a copy signed by you?

    1. September 2, 2011 at 8:53 am

      Yes. I'm planning on doing a few signed copies with maybe a little drawing or something too. Should be fun!

    2. September 2, 2011 at 10:47 am

      Excellent! I will stay tuned and grab my copy when the time is up.

  13. September 2, 2011 at 1:18 am

    Congratulations! Zorionak! Looks nice... great job. Thank you!

  14. September 2, 2011 at 1:30 am

    Looks amazing!!! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see it in stores. Belly B :)

  15. September 2, 2011 at 2:39 am

    Wonderful! I'm counting the days! Greetings!

  16. September 2, 2011 at 3:01 am

    Can I just say: Lovely, lovely lovely!!! Hope your weekend is brilliant!!!

  17. September 2, 2011 at 3:15 am

    Congrats!!! Keep up the good work.

  18. September 2, 2011 at 3:35 am

    Congratulations! As soon as I find the book, I will order it (hopefully is becoming available in Europe...........even better: in the Netherlands) Love Miriam

    1. September 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

      Thanks! You should be able to find it somewhere over there. Maybe Amazon.

  19. September 2, 2011 at 4:04 am

    Nice book, when is it coming in Dutch?

  20. September 2, 2011 at 4:42 am

    Good Luck! I'm not sure you'll need it, your work is so great.

  21. September 2, 2011 at 5:43 am

    ow waw! looks very nice!

  22. September 2, 2011 at 6:10 am

    Looks fabulous!!! Hope it sells a bazillion copies. :)

  23. September 2, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Good luck - and can't wait to see it!

  24. September 2, 2011 at 7:08 am

    Mazel Tov- I can't wait to pick up a copy- and it will make such a great gift!

  25. September 2, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Thanks so much everybody! I hope you like it!

  26. Patricia Ágreda Ferrán
    September 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Good luck boy!!! But you don't even need it, the book looks great. What the... the book it's great, sure :) You're incredible. Joel, please, I also wanna buy one of those copies with that little drawing or so from you... how can I reserve one, being delivered to Spain? Thanks a lot and have fun & enjoy your success!!!

    1. September 3, 2011 at 8:05 am

      Thanks Patricia. Yeah, you can just email me. And I see you did that already. Nice!

  27. September 2, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Dude, you don't need've got mad skillz on your side. Congrats!

  28. September 2, 2011 at 12:44 pm name is really Miggy. But you can call me Miggu...

  29. September 2, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Congratulations!, I love your blog, your ideas are great, so I know your book is going to be awesome. Have a nice day and weekend.

  30. hania:)
    September 2, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Good luck from Poland!:)

  31. September 2, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hi there, have been following your blog for some time now! Would love to consider your book for review on our website - contact me via the email if you are interested. Best wishes and good luck with the launch!

  32. CaroleM
    September 2, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    congratulations on the book! It looks great!!

  33. kristine
    September 3, 2011 at 1:00 am

    long life to your book.!! belle journée.

  34. Louisa
    September 3, 2011 at 6:44 am

    Congratulations! I'm excited to see your book when it comes out!

  35. September 4, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    That looks fantastic! I'm gonna hunt that one down. ;) Well done!

  36. Noémi
    September 6, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Congrats, Joel :)

  37. Rae
    September 6, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    Hey Joel, I work at a library here in the States. Your website has been awesome- especially when using the ideas to make crafts for the kids here. Great job! Oh and I am having us order your book....congrats! ~Rae

  38. September 7, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    Great! i'm sure it'll be a great success!

  39. September 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

    So glad I popped over to your site today. Just pre-ordered my copy. It will also be a perfect gift for our new kindergarten teacher and our former preschool teacher. Wishing you the best of luck, although I'm thinking your talent and vision are more than enough to make this book wildly successful.

  40. September 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    I can't wait to read it!!

  41. Monserrat
    September 17, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Where could I buy it? I live in mexico.. Could you send it to here? thanks a lot

  42. September 18, 2011 at 6:18 am

    will be a great succèes. I am sure!

  43. Mojca
    October 17, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Your book came today and --- it's wonderful! (It's such a great thing when something like that turns up on your doorstep - on a cold misty Monday.) The kids (and me) are super excited to do some serious dress-up, drawing (I love the vintage buttons idea), paper animations ... You inspire us! Thanks.

  44. Melanie
    October 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

    I think I´am one of the first lucky owner of your book in Germany;-). It´s really wonderful and I love it. Thank you so much for the Inspiration. It´s a great work... I wish you and your nice family all the best.

  45. October 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    loving your book!

  46. October 20, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Thanks so much everybody!

  47. November 14, 2011 at 2:59 am

    i got your book... and i love it. felicidades!

  48. March 5, 2012 at 11:05 am

    I wonder, I can buy it in Russia?

    1. March 5, 2012 at 11:19 am

      Hey Evgeny. Bookstores in Russian can order it. So if you go to your favorite bookshop, they could order you one if they don't have it. It's distributed from Random House, which is world-wide. Thanks! Joel

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