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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

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
Tags:Naked mole rats, Wilbur, clothes, outsider, Grand-pah, acceptance

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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems (2009)



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What I got from this book was "Don't afraid to be different!" So far loving every single one of Mo's books and I found yet another pigeon on a t-shirt at the very end! This is getting interesting. ( )
  kesteves | Nov 3, 2015 |
The book begins with the narrator speaking to the audience, making sure they know there are a lot of fascinating things about naked mole rats, but the three that pertain to the book are: "they are a little bit rat, they are a little bit mole, [and] they are all naked." Except for one naked mole rat named Wilbur, who likes to wear clothes. But the other naked mole rats do not approve, attempting to convince him it is wrong by sneering remarks, and even bringing him to the portrait of Grand - pah, the oldest of their kind. Wilbur still questions this, for he likes clothing. It is when Grand - pah announces that he too likes clothing, that those of the naked mole rats who wanted to wear clothing, did, and those who wanted to stay naked, did as well. ( )
  candyceutter | Oct 16, 2015 |
Naked mole rats are meant to be naked, but Wilbur doesn’t think so. He likes to wear clothes! When the old and wise Grandpah naked mole rat discovers Wilbur’s secret, he thinks its genius! This is a story of one naked mole rat that broke his community’s social norms. It goes to show that one does not always have to follow what is normal in their culture. The use of this story in an elementary classroom would be helpful to teach students that it’s okay to be different and to accept others for who they are. Mo Willems’ colorful and cute illustrations of naked mole rats are a great partner to this fun, inspiring story. ( )
  k.hostetler11 | Oct 5, 2015 |
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 |
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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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