Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

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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 pronouncement.
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books for Children, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9781423114376
142311437X
Branch Call Number: E
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 19 cm.

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abbaroodle
Mar 24, 2017

This is a Mo Willem's winner. Both my 3.5 year old and I love reading it.

SFPL_danielay Oct 20, 2015

Dressing up is fun but naked mole rats don't wear clothes. Read about little Wilbur who asks "Why not?"

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jkrisciunas
Aug 13, 2013

Great story about being different and learning at appreciate that not everyone likes the same things. My 3 year old loved it.

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theresa
Jan 24, 2012

I have great pictures of my 4 year old son covering up his grandpa's eyes as they are reading this book together. "Eeeew! Don't look! They're naked!" Do you have a reluctant reader at home? What boy won't read a book with the word "naked" in it?

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Ubalstecha
May 28, 2011

Not the strongest Mo Willems book, but still funny and good for all to read.

jdneochi Jun 23, 2010

Children's book about being different and standing up for what you want to do.

bookmaster5000 Dec 20, 2009

Naked mole rat is just that, a naked mole rat. Wilbur lives in a community with other naked mole rats, but he finds that he likes to get dressed in whatever outfit he chooses, whether it is a tuxedo or a clown suit. Unfortunately the other naked mole rats don’t approve. Wilbur is called before the great Grand-pah, will he get in trouble? And what should he wear? I enjoyed this book very much and thought it was very funny. Staff picks 2009

protectionspells Aug 24, 2009

Who doesn't like Mo Willems? He is hilarious, sharp and to the point. His art is equally witty. This one takes up a subject of conformity vs. individuality with a simple question, "Why not?"

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rmichaud
Aug 15, 2011

PreS-Gr 2-Willems's contemporary fable concerns the way in which a young member of the species "naked mole rats" is different. As the nomenclature suggests, the group does not wear clothing, with the singular exception of Wilbur. His extensive wardrobe, ranging from a tuxedo to a space suit, and his insistence on wearing it, cause much consternation and criticism from his colony. At last, they consult Grand-pah, "the oldest, greatest, and most naked naked mole rat ever." He calls a town meeting. To everyone's surprise, particularly the protagonist's, Grand-pah arrives in a seersucker suit and waxes eloquent on the wisdom of Wilbur's simple question: "Why not?" Converts abound and a celebration ensues in which some dress up and some do not, but everyone has fun. Willems has a talent for creating funny lines, verbally and visually. Beige backgrounds provide an uncluttered stage for his pink creatures with their oversize rectangular heads, each conveying a distinctive personality. Much of the humor resides in the subtle changes in Wilbur's eyes and, of course, in his colorful costumes. Adults will embrace the message of tolerance, happy to have a tale that can be shared with young children. They will also appreciate the hints of Charles Schultz that surface here and there. Kids will giggle-and wish their daily dramas had similar endings. Now, however, they'll have a script.-Wendy Lukehart, Washington DC Public Library (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc

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