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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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I really like Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed because of the format of the text as well as the illustration. The text was formatted so that it interacted with the illustration, and played off of what the text itself was saying. For example, some of the dialogue lined up next to the characters that were speaking. Also, the “3 things you need to know about naked mole rats” was listed 1, 2, 3 down the page, rather than being formatted in a paragraph. The reason that I enjoyed the illustration of the book was because there was no background behind the characters. It was simply white, with few lines to represent walls and floors. This helped to keep the attention on the main character, Wilbur, the naked mole rat that likes to wear clothes, and how different he looks that the naked naked mole rats.
The “big idea” is that everyone should be happy and comfortable with themselves. This picture book is a modern fantasy. ( )
  AlliyGaither | Sep 11, 2016 |
An awfully cute fable. Probably beloved by economists and entrepeneurs, because, after all, clothes cost money. But that's not the point - it's more about individual expression. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Naked mole rats are usually, well, naked! But Wilbur loves to dress up in all kinds of clothes, despite the teasing of his fellow naked mole rats. When they decide to bring their grievances about Wilbur's decided clothed-ness to their clan leader, Wilbur is in for a surprise.

With classic Mo Willems's wit and humor, this book tells children it's okay to be different, as long as you are being true to yourself. It also lets them know that trying something new and potentially scary can end up being great and rewarding. I highly recommend this book for use in homes, schools, and libraries as a lively way of talking about differences and acceptance. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Apr 6, 2016 |
This is a good example of a picture book/fantasy because it is about a mole rat who wears clothes and is different from the other mole rats who don't and who don't know he wears clothes. This is a fun book for children to read and the illustrations are fun to look at and see all the different clothes he wears and how the others react.

Media: Color pencil and watercolor ( )
  kschindler | Apr 6, 2016 |
This hilariously adorable tale about a naked mole rat who decides he would rather wear clothes is my of my absolute favorites! The silly pictures and easy to read/following along words make for a great children's tale about acceptance of others who are different. I have used this when substituting in a library, the children absolutely loved it! They enjoy seeing what the naked mole rat dresses up like throughout the story. The big idea/message of this book is to entertain while teaching children that it is okay to be different. ( )
  nfiore5 | Mar 3, 2016 |
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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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