Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems
Posted on 05/20/2020
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"We learn why it is okay to be different from everyone else!"

Nicole Galletta, librarian, Big Ridge Elementary


Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems is the Hamilton Book of the Week nominated by Big Ridge Elementary. Wilbur is different from the other Naked Mole Rats in his Colony because he wears clothes (and he likes it!). But what will happen when Grandpa, the oldest, wisest, and most naked Naked Mole Rat ever discovers Wilbur's secret.  Funnyman and three-time Caldecott Honoree Mo Willems exposes the naked truth about being yourself and wearing it well.


Editorial Reviews


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A well-written book about a mole rat who just wants to be himself, even when it is different from what his friends and family support.

--Kay Peel,


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Hamilton Book of the Week seeks to move Hamilton County Schools closer to district goals found in the Future Ready 2023 action plan.  We hope to encourage kids to read more books for fun by sharing books popular at area schools. 


Goals more students reading will address include:

  • Reading improvement will increase the number of students on-track or mastering English language arts
  • Improve the district ACT score to a district average of 21    
  • Reach the target goal of a 90 percent graduation rate by 2023