By Andrea Zuill,

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An Indie Next List Top 10 Pick!

From the author of WOLF CAMP comes the story of a charming, mushroom-loving, headgear-wearing, totally awkward naked mole rat who is looking for like-minded peeps.

Sweety is awkward, even for a naked mole rat. She has protruding front teeth, thick glasses, and some…

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2 authors picked Sweety as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Sweety is a naked mole rat who is just…different. She’s into “weird” things, is sometimes too intense and loud, and wants desperately to find a friend. Basically, Sweety is me. I am Sweety. And I know that other kids who feel like they don’t fit in will love watching Sweety love herself and ultimately find the perfect friend. 

From Phaea's list on animals trying on new identities.

Author-illustrator Andrea Zuill has created a gem of a character in the awkward naked mole rat named Sweety. Sweety wants to fit in with the others at school, but she also loves what she loves. She loves what others don’t always understand. When Sweety’s beloved Aunt Ruth talks about having been called a “square peg” when she was young, Sweety begins to understand about being different. She will have to find her people and wonders how best to do that. Maybe just by being herself.

Zuill’s humorous text and lovable, quirky characters make Sweety one of my favorite picture books…

From Whitney's list on mindfulness for young children.

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