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.)

44 Responses
  1. peglud

    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.

  2. Los viajes de Lucas

    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!!!!

  3. cristina

    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……….!

  4. Two Thirds Sky

    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.

  5. Joel Henriques

    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.

  6. Max

    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!!

  7. Katie Parker

    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.


  8. Pancakes For Recess

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

  9. Steph at ModernParentsMessyKids.com

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

  10. Holly

    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.