Thursday, January 08, 2009
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Wilbur is a naked mole rat. He is part mole, part rat, and is naked...wait. No, Wilbur is different. He likes to wear clothes! Because of this oddity, he is teased by the other mole rat.
He tries to share his love of clothes with the others, but they would have no part of it. The others tried to reason with Wilbur by showing him a portrait of Grand-pah, the naked mole rat elder, who is regal while naked. Wilbur was not swayed.
The others decided that something had to be done so they go to Grand-pah and informed him of the situation. Grand-pah decides to address the colony and make a proclamation.
Will Wilbur have to stay naked after Grand-pah's proclamation or will he be able to continue wearing clothes if he wishes?
What I Thought:
Another hit for Mo!
Mo Willems is my most favorite children's book author and this book does not disappoint. Once again, he has published a book that all ages will enjoy; it is funny on many levels and teaches a great lesson: always be yourself and don't be scared to go against the grain.
The illustrations are great, Mo uses watercolors to show his naked mole rats. He is a master at expressions and that makes the books so intriguing to explore. I love all the different outfits and Wilbur wears too.
Overall, this is a great book, I very highly recommend it. I can't wait to read it aloud to my library kids!
Want to see more? Check it out on Amazon: Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems.