I am fortunate enough that my books and author visits inspire feedback. Here are just a few comments from teachers and parents.  I welcome yours.


“I love how you interacted with the children and engaged them in your talk about the book. The children were intrigued by you and your book, and their love of reading was definitely enhanced.”

Head Teacher at Bethlehem Early Learning Center, Ridgewood, NJ


“We were all educated and entertained simultaneously. Your understanding of how young children think is evident in your writing and presentation skills. Our students continue to request readings of your book, The Grumpy Frog. Your presentation certainly exceeded our expectations on every level.

Elementary Director at Nysmith School for the Gifted, Herndon, VA


“You are truly a gifted writer and we are so fortunate that you shared The Grumpy Frog with us. We loved it and it taught us a very important lesson — don’t be grumpy and think before you speak. I especially loved the “Questions to Ponder.

2nd Grade Teacher at Palmetto Bays Elementary, Myrtle Beach, SC


“Dana presented at Ossining schools 2 years in a row and we want her back! She reinforces her “Think…then Jump™” message throughout her presentation. The kids walk away with a nuts-and-bolts example of how to turn an everyday event into collaborative story. She tailors her program to the school’s goals too.

PTA Leader at Claremont Elementary, Ossining, NY


“Dana Perri visited the students of Indian Hollow Primary School with her important message: Think...Then Jump™. Using her book, The Grumpy Frog, Ms. Perri used the experiences of Rana the frog to illustrate the meaning behind her story. She asked the students to think about several scenarios she presented and decide on creative solutions using the “Think…then Jump™” idea. Included in her presentation were various imagination exercises to have the students gain an understanding of how to open up their imaginations and see things differently!

Principal at Indian Hollow Primary School, Commack, NY