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!

53 Responses
  1. Rose Fern

    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!

  2. Deborah Domingo

    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!

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


  4. Patricia Ágreda Ferrán

    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!!!

  5. 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!

  6. Rae

    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!


  7. 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.

  8. Mojca

    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.

  9. Melanie

    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.

    1. 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.