My book is now available. I’m really excited! “Made to Play” has 35 craft and toy projects, using wood, fabric, and paper, that promote imaginative and creative play.
Here are just a few links for ordering. It’s available world-wide, so if your country is not listed below, you may search the ISBN# 159030912X, or ask your local book store to order it for you. I’ve noticed that some countries will not get it until sometime in November.
Thanks everyone! I hope you like it!
United States: Shambhala – Random House – Barnes & Noble – Amazon
United Kingdom: Amazon
Japan: Amazon – BookWeb
i am sure it will be a big hit… checking it out now….
Just wonderful! Listed right away for this gem in Bookplus :)
Oh Wonderful – You must be so thrilled!!!
I can't wait to have it!
How exciting. Congrats.
wow, that looks so cool. I'd love to have some new ideas for playing with my kids. :) congrats, it must be such a good feeling!
Et pour la France ????
Thanks everyone! Yeah, it's going to be kind of exciting!
McdsM – Il sera bientÃ´t en France, je le promets!
Oh yeah ! Congratulations … et moi aussi je l'attends en France !
Congratulations Joel. I'm so happy for you and I can't wait to see it. It is going to be a long wait until October but now I've got a good start to my Christmas shopping.
I guess and I hope Spain will be included soon!
Wonderful! I can't wait to have it :)
Awesome. Congratulations :)
Congrats!! I want mine autographed!! :)
that's awesome, congrats!
your work is inspiring~
Congratulations on your new book. I love your projects!
Best regards from Barcelona, Spain,
What about Spain!?!?!?!?
Sooo cool!!! Can't wait, it will make great Christmas gift.
This is real cool!! Congratulations!!!!
congratulations desde Barcelona,es una buena noticia. Esperaremos tambiÃ©n en EspaÃ±a
Congratulations! I'm glad to hear the news! Are there many projects in the book that haven't been featured on this blog already?
Thanks!! And Spain should be coming soon.
r8chel – Yes, most of the projects are brand new (over 60%). I can't wait for people to see the new ones! And the projects that have been on the blog have new, unseen photos and also hand drawn illustrations and instructions, so it's going to be pretty cool!
in france ?
Congrats on the book Joel, that is fantastic!
big ups on your book! i want…
waw! not for sale in belgium?
congrats! look forward to october …. it can be a b-day present to myself!
I can't wait. I keep mentioning your blog everywhere and I love the toys you design. I'll order as soon as it gets out in a country near mine, defenately!
Looks lovely! Have also enjoyed looking at various projects + art. What age is it suitable for?
Thanks everyone! Yes, we've still got a few more months to go, so it should definitely be available in your country in time to pre-order it. This is just the begging phase.
storyboxart – It's really got something in there for any age. Some crafts are great for babies. Some are great even for adults. Anyone who wants to play!
I'm really excited! Are these new ideas, or things that we may have already seen on your blog?
Most everything in the book is new. The few projects that have been on the blog have all new photos, plus instructions accompanied by hand drawn illustrations. So it's going to be pretty fun!
One for MÃ©xico! (by amazon i think)
And in French please !!! ;)
I want mine!!!!
What about Brasil? Do we have any chance of having it here?
The site is absolutely fantastic, I have gathered a lot of fabulous ideas!
I wish the book sold in Russia… But, alas…
Great! Congratulations! I'm a fan of your site from Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Luckily Amazon delivers to the very South of the continent. I'll be waiting for it!
Hi Joel-I’m an art teacher in South Africa, and really love your blog-My sister was in DC last week and she tried to pick up your book for me, unfort it seems to not be out yet-do hope it can be delivered to SA!
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i just found this at my local bookstore today, what fantastic work!
I FOUND YOUR BOOK AT MY LOCAL INDEPENDENT
BOOKSTORE! Lucky me! Can’t wait to show it to
my nephew Adán. He will enjoy making projects
with his 2 year old cousin, Ruby.
YOUR BOOK IS BEAUTIFUL, ese.
Thanks Cristina! I’ve been so busy, I still haven’t had a chance to go to a bookshop and see in on the shelves. ha. Thanks again, and I hope you get some good use from it!
Hello, I’m a bookseller in France, South of France. I like your work and I would like to sell your book in my bookshop. Do you know if your publisher could be interested? Thanks to let me know. And again congratulations! MD Camano
Hi Mariedo. Yes, you can use this email address: email@example.com to contact Random House and order my book for your shop. Thanks!
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Hi, love your website, you are a great inspiration to all daddy’s out there, if I won it would become a present from my kiddies to their daddy. If not I will go out and buy it anyway.. OOooohh shouldn’t have told you that now I won’t win!
Beautiful book! I would love one to do with my two and a half year old. Already, the cover is a great idea.
When in spain?? I can´t wait to buy one for me and for some christmas gift i have to do Your website is amazing,
I just bought it on Amazon.es. :)
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We would like to talk about your work and book in the Belgian magazine, VW magazine (free magazine, distributed in Belgium). Therefore, we would like to show the cover of the book. Is it possible to send me the visual in hi resolution please.
Thank you in advance,
Congratulations on your book it’s looks great. And your blog is wonderful! I’m going to post about your blog and book on my blog today.
Dancing With Words :)
It is available for bookstores in Brazil. But the store has to order it. You could go to your favorite one and ask them if they could order it for you. Or look on the internet and see if someone in Brazil is selling it, so you don’t have to pay extra in shipping.
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