What the Dinosaurs Did at School


By Refe Tuma

By Susan Tuma

Read by Michael Mola

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From the parents who brought us the web sensation “Dinovember,” comes proof of what mischief toy dinosaurs can get up to at school.

Every November, writer and social media master Refe Tuma and his wife, Susan, work into the night to bring their four children scenes from the secret lives of their toys–specifically the nighttime antics of their plastic dinosaurs. But in the follow-up to the hit What the Dinosaurs Did Last Night, these scampish dinosaurs make the trip to school, hidden in a kid’s backpack. Each scene is told in meticulous detail, letting listeners joyfully suspend disbelief and think to themselves–just what did these diminutive dinos do at school!


  • Praise for What the Dinosaurs Did at School: "The Tumas' neon photographs of toy dinos draped in spaghetti, bouncing on soccer balls and devouring library books are mini-masterpieces of creativity."
    USA Today
  • "The husband-and-wife team of "Dinovember" fame pose their plastic dinosaurs with props and use perspective masterfully to stage their scenes.... Better add plastic dinosaurs to the shopping list-kids will want in on the fun."

    Kirkus Reviews
  • "The compositions are excellent, the props adorable... and the hyperbolic narration sustains a fever pitch"
    Publishers Weekly
  • "Amusing and fun, students who love dinosaurs will devour this book."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Oct 27, 2020
Hachette Audio

Refe Tuma

About the Author

Refe and Susan Tuma began photographing their dinosaurs’ adventures in 2012, creating Dinovember—the month when plastic dinosaurs come to life—and igniting the imagination of children young and old across the word. They live in Illinois with their four children, Boris the dog, and, of course, the dinosaurs. They are the authors of the bestselling and award-winning What the Dinosaurs Did picture-book series. For more information and fun activities, they invite you to visit them online at dinovember.com.

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