Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems.

Willems newest is a satisfying and funny picture book, just what we have come to expect from him.  Wilbur is a naked mole rat who prefers to wear clothes, something unheard of in the mole rat society.  Wilbur doesn’t understand why there is anything wrong with clothes, so the other mole rats go to complain to Grand-pah who was very wise.  He thought for some time and then decides to make a proclamation.  Wilbur heads to the proclamation wearing only blue socks, knowing that it is very important and not wanting to overstep in the fashion arena.  You will have to read the book to find out what Grand-pah said!

Willems’ text and illustrations are entirely typical of his charming, disarming, funny and clever style.  He has smart asides to the audience, illustrations that will work with a group, and of course the thrill of the NAKED mole rats.  Lovely stuff that is sure to be a hit with the preschool crowd.