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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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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 |
After reading this children’s book, I realized that I did not like the outcome of this story. Throughout Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed, Wilbur decided to wear clothing around all the other naked mole rats. It was not normal for naked mole rats to wear clothes, so the other naked mole rats made fun of Wilbur. He then opened a clothing shop, hoping it would be a hit with all of the naked mole rats to wear clothes like him, but he decided to close the shop and not wear clothes because the other naked mole rats kept making fun of him. He decided to show up to the meeting with the oldest mole rat (Grand-pah) naked because he did not want to be judged or made fun of about what he was wearing anymore. Instead of being himself, Wilbur allowed his peers to make him feel bad about wearing clothes and being unique. I dislike like books that show any type of bullying because it shows kids in a classroom that if you make fun of someone long enough then they will stop doing what you don’t like and follow what you want them to do. In the story, once the oldest mole rat (Grand-pah) entered with clothes on, the other naked mole rats immediately thought it was a good thing to wear clothes and decided that Wilbur was actually fine to wear clothes like he did. After the other mole rats decided that, Wilbur then ran home to get dressed again. In the world today, you should not have to wait for someone else to do something for it to then be okay for you to do it. Everyone is different in his/her own way and should not be made fun of because they are a little different than someone else. ( )
  bjones49 | Feb 14, 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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