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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 | Apr 14, 2015 |
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed is a funny story that uses the animal, naked mole rat, in an ironic way. I enjoyed this book because it was a clever story about a naked mole rat that likes to get dressed. This is ironic because they are called naked mole rats, because they do not grow fur, but one of the naked mole rats in the book likes to wear normal clothes. The text is interesting because it goes between normal text and dialogue that is in italics by the character that is speaking so the reader knows who is talking. There are also italics in the text to add emphasis to certain words. In the story the naked mole rats are upset at the naked mole rat that wore clothes but that mole rat thought others should try to wear clothes so he says, “something had to be done.” This added emphasis on the word “something”, to show he thinks it is important for to make a change.
The illustrations are also something this book does well. The illustrator did a good job expressing characters emotions with facial expressions. For example, the naked mole rat that liked clothes was trying to sell clothes and another naked mole rat was walking by with a facial expression that looked like they thought they were above the mole rat that was trying to sell the clothes. The illustrator also added suspense with the illustrations when Grand-pah was walking out and he was blacked out on one page and then on the next page you could see he was wearing clothes. This leads into the main idea of the story, which is that there is nothing wrong with being different and doing things differently. The naked mole rat liked to get dressed even when the others didn’t and then the Grand-pah, the wisest naked mole rat, liked the idea of wearing clothes also, to show the mole rat wasn’t doing anything wrong. ( )
  MManzo2 | Apr 6, 2015 |
The naked mole rats never wore clothes! Except one, Wilbur. He loved wearing his clothes!! However, his friends and family did not understand why he would want to wear clothes! They made fun of him for it, even going so far as "sarcastically" making a remark that he should open a clothing store. Wilbur thought it was a great idea. The other naked mole rats did not. The other naked mole rats went to Grand-pah, who was the oldest, and most naked mole rat ever. Grand-pah made a proclamation to all the naked mole rats, wearing clothes, stating that, "(He) had never worn clothes until (he) heard Wilbur's simple question: Why not?" Afterwards, some of the naked mole rats decided that they would start wearing clothes. Not all of them did, but they were all happy and content. ( )
  jlaurendine | Mar 17, 2015 |
This is a good book that encourages individuality. In its subtle way, it could help kids to realize that they don't need to be like everybody else. Everyone is special in their own way. This was a fun read, I would recommend it in the classroom.
  ulindsay | Mar 13, 2015 |
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 |
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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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