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Introduce Your Students to Ms. Jenaia and Her Not Perfect Hats

Author, illustrator and educator Jena Ball is known for her engaging, laughter filled stories about the adventures of a goofy band of mixed breed dogs and the people who love them. Dressed as Ms. Jenaia, the retired teacher turned dog trainer in all her stories, Jena walks right out of the pages of her books and into the classroom wearing her signature overalls, work boots and Not Perfect Hat.  Jena’s unique combination of interactive storytelling and creative project based learning has made her a favorite with students, teachers, administrators and parents:

“We had the best day ever! We had a chat with Ms. Jenaia (aka author Jena Ball). It was fun. We got to help save a dog’s life and draw it.” – Felisitee, 4th. grade student, Missouri

“CritterKin was really the most enjoyable experience I have ever had in my 17 years as an educator. I wouldn’t change what we did, and I’d do it all over in a heartbeat!” – Erin Preder, LMC Director, K-5 LMC REP for Valley View School District, Illinois

”Bella read The Not Perfect Hat Club to Zubi (our border collie)! She loved it. She LOVED Newton! She was so excited when I told her about it. I wish I had filmed her reading it. She is working on a little thank you video for you!” – Anna Carswell, mother of Bella and Head of Junior School, Shoalhaven Anglican School, New South Wales, Australia

 “Thanks for the invitation to such a great learning opportunity. You did a masterful job and I am so glad I was able to see it while it was happening! It makes me wish I was still teaching.” – James Michael Root, retired teacher, School Board Member, Liverpool CSD, New York

“ I love this program!!! It’s great on every level for kids – listening, learning and DOING! I especially love all the smiles, giggles and joy filling the room.” – Ann Feldman, District Technology Trainer, Adjunct Professor, Bellevue, Nebraska


Questions? Contact Jena Ball
Phone: 919-454-9917