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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed

Spring 2009 Picture Books
Ages: 3 & Up
ISBN: 978-142311437-6
Hardcover Price: $16.99
Wilbur, a well-mannered and imaginative naked mole rat likes to wear clothes. Wearing clothes lets him be “fancy, or funny, or cool, or I can just be an astronaut.” His fellow naked mole rats are appalled. They insist that throughout their long and conforming history naked mole rats have never worn clothes. Never.

When Wilbur asks simply, “why not?” the naked mole rats go into high gear and to the highest authority. After the very wise Grand-pah carefully considers the question, he answers “why not, indeed?”

In Mo Willems’ charming celebration of individual expression, young reader/listeners will observe that one reasonable question and one careful listener are keys to unlock the doors of possibility.

Claire Green   ©2009 Parents' Choice
Claire is president of Parents' Choice Foundation and cofounder of Sandbox Summit®. She looks for toys and media that will unleash children's interests, and celebrate the fun of learning.

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