Saturday, October 9, 2010

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. Mo Willems. 2009. Hyperion. 40 pages.

There is so much to learn about the fascinating little creatures known as naked mole rats. But, for this story, you only need to know three things: 
1. They are a little bit rat.
2. They are a little bit mole.
3. They are all naked.
Well, they were, with one exception...

Wilbur, the star of Naked Mole Rat is different from all the other naked mole rats. He LOVES to wear clothes. He LOVES to get dressed up. Everyone tells him time and time again that NAKED MOLE RATS DON'T WEAR CLOTHES. They even try to get Grand-pah--the oldest, greatest, and most naked naked mole rat ever--to talk to him, to try to change him. But Wilbur doesn't listen. In fact, he asks a question. Two simple words that silences even the wisest among them, Why not? Is there an answer that works? An answer that will convince? Or will Wilbur show everyone that there are exceptions to every "rule"?

I enjoyed Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed. It was fun. I liked it. Have you read this one? What did you think?

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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