According to children’s book author, Mo Willems there are three things you need to know about naked mole rats before reading his new book Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed:
- They are a little bit rat.
- They are a little bit mole.
- They are all naked.
Now you are ready. Wilbur isn’t your typical mole rat. He’s not afraid to buck the norm. He likes to get dapper and doesn’t care who frowns upon it. The other mole rats can’t stand it though, they are like your crazy uncle at Thanksgiving who can’t believe you are vegetarian and keeps asking you if you want some turkey. The other mole rats are made so uncomfortable by Wilbur’s individuality that they decide to turn him in to the highest law of naked mole rat land. Will Wilbur be forced to give up his fashion freedom? Only the wise Grand-pah can decide.
The other book that arrived in our boxes of new and wonderful things today (that isn’t quite new it, it was published in October) is a part of the Elephant & Piggie series. The main characters are the Odd Couple of children’s literature and never fail to make me giggle.
Gerald, (Elephant) is goofy and loving, always ready to cheer up or calm down uptight and demanding Piggie. The books are done in a deadpan comic style with only one frame of action per page and include varied challenges for the two such as a bird landing on Piggie’s head, in the appropriately named, “There is a Bird on My Head” or what to wear to a costume party, “I am Invited to a party”.
In “Are You Ready to Play Outside” Gerald and Piggie are all set for a day outdoors when… it starts to rain. Piggie is miffed and as usual Gerald comes to the rescue, I won’t spoil the chuckle by telling you how. I will however tell you that it has dancing worms! Be on the lookout.