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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems

The great author/illustrator Mo Willems knows how to engage his readers. Who doesn't love listening to the Pidgeon proclaim why he should drive the bus, or why he needs a puppy? Who can resist the appeal of the Knuffle Bunny?

Naked Mole Rat may be one of my favorite MW characters. In Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed (Hyperion Book for Children, Jan 2009), Wilbur is the naked mole rat who loves wearing clothes. Unfortunately, this makes him an outcast among the mole rats who are naked. Ew and yuck, they say.

But Wilbur knows that putting on different kinds of clothes allows him to done different personas: fancy, funny, cool... or even an astronaut. But Wilbur's sarcastic brethren won't let it go, and take the problem to the Grand-Pah, the oldest, greatest and most naked mole rat ever.

This divine picture book will have Mo Willems fans laughing out loud at the perils of Wilbur as he strives to proclaim his individuality. They might even learn a lesson about trying new things.

Just right for a k-3 reading level, and the perfect read-to book for the pre-k set, Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed joins my Willems' bookshelf of stellar picture books. 4 bookmarks!

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