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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (original 2009; edition 2009)

by Mo Willems, Mo Willems (Illustrator)

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Title:Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed
Authors:Mo Willems
Other authors:Mo Willems (Illustrator)
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2009)
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:Naked mole rats, Wilbur, clothes, outsider, Grand-pah, acceptance

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This is a cute and fun story that can help kids understand that it's ok to be different if you want. I think this book would be a good jumping off point to discuss how we are all unique and what makes us special. ( )
  ekrynen | Nov 23, 2014 |
Summary: In this book, Wilbur, a naked mole rat, is told multiple times that naked mole rat's aren't supposed to wear clothes. However, Wilbur still opens his own clothing store and wears what he wants. Wilbur claims that he is able to be whatever he wants when he wears his clothes. Wilbur did not understand why his friends thought wearing clothes was so strange. His friends went to their very wise Grand-pah and told him what was happening. The Grand-pah decided to call a meeting that all the naked mole rats had to attend. Wilbur still wanted to wear clothes to it but he didn't want to stand out too much so he decided to just wear socks. However, when Grand-pah entered, he was wearing a suit. Wilbur ran home as soon as he saw that and put on his own suit and when he returned he saw other naked mole rat's wearing clothes too! In the end, some decided to wear clothes while others decided not to.

Review: I thought this book was very cute and was a good topic to write about. Wilbur wanted to express himself with his own clothing choices. Therefore, this book's main message was about giving choices and being independent. In this book, Wilbur still wore clothes even though others thought it was ridiculous. Wilbur expressed himself and showed his independence through his clothing and he also had many choices to pick from. I think this is a great message for kids because it showed that it is important to be independent and to not follow what everyone else tells you. In this case, Wilbur was able to express his feelings and how he wanted to act when he had his own choice on his clothing. In the end, the Grand-pah showed all the naked mole rats that it is okay to be different and to do what you want. ( )
  jbaile14 | Oct 25, 2014 |
Wilbur the naked mole rat is different... He likes to wear clothes! He is criticized by his peers, until the present the problem to Grand-pah, the oldest and most wise mole rat. To the colonies surprise, Grand-pah indulges in dressing up and simply states "Why not?".
  ashleykalar | Oct 4, 2014 |
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems is about Wilbur, a mole rat, who unlike his kith and kin, likes to wear clothes. He suffers teasing and bullying but manages to stay true to himself.

It's a good introduction to peer pressure and self identity. After all the bullying, the book does end on a positive note. All it take is one person (or mole rat) to accept Rufus before others decide "why not?" as well.

Of all the Mo Willems books I've read, this one is probably the most heavy hitting. It's also perhaps, the most open-ended. It can be used in any number of discussions where a child feels like he or she doesn't fit in. ( )
  pussreboots | Sep 13, 2014 |
Wilbur, the mole rat loves dressing up. The one problem with that though, is that naked mole rats aren't supposed to wear clothes. Will Wilbur be able to convince Grand Pa and the rest of the mole rats that clothes are the way to go?
  kfh2 | Jun 9, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 142311437X, Hardcover)

Wilbur is different from the other Naked Mole Rats in his Colony, because he wears clothes (and he likes it!).   But what will happen when Grandpah, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur’s secret?

Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well.

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Wilbur, a naked mole rat who likes to wear clothes, is forced to go before the wise community elder, who surprises the other naked mole rats with his prounouncement.

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