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Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: 09/13/14
Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed by Mo Willems is about Wilbur, a mole rat, who unlike his kith and kin, likes to wear clothes. He suffers teasing and bullying but manages to stay true to himself.
It's a good introduction to peer pressure and self identity. After all the bullying, the book does end on a positive note. All it take is one person (or mole rat) to accept Rufus before others decide "why not?" as well.
Of all the Mo Willems books I've read, this one is probably the most heavy hitting. It's also perhaps, the most open-ended. It can be used in any number of discussions where a child feels like he or she doesn't fit in.