12 January 2015
What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night
Tuma, Refe and Susan. What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night. Little, Brown, and Company, 2014.
Refe and Susan Tuma have started a tradition in their house. November 1st marks the beginning of "Dinovember," a month when the plastic dinosaur toys come to life at night and make messes and do crazy things, only to be caught the next morning by the Tuma children, who have not lost the sense of wonder at toys that can come alive at night to break into cereal boxes or color on the walls. The pictures in this book are hilarious and demonstrate the ingenuity of parents in getting their kids to imagine and play and to keep the entire family wondering for an entire month each year. I am glad to see that their concept of Dinovember has spread to other locations and that people are allowing their dinos to romp freely as well. With adorable pictures and equally hilarious captions, this book is sure to please.