(1) Naked mole rats are not “a little bit rat” and “a little bit mole.” They are members of the Bathyergidae, a family of burrowing rodents found only in Africa. It’s true that rats are rodents, but they’re in a different family (the Muridae). Moles, on the other hand, are part of an entirely different order of mammals: the Insectivora. Naked mole-rats are more closely related to porcupines and chinchillas than they are to rats.
(2) There is no wise and benevolent Grand-pah Mole-Rat making the decisions in a naked mole-rat colony. Naked mole-rats are eusocial: they live in large colonies led by one large breeding female – the queen. The queen keeps a few males around to mate with but suppresses reproduction in the other members of the colony. Most of the colony – workers, both male and female – guard the colony, collect food, and care for the queen and her pups.
(3) Naked mole-rats never wear clothing.
But the book is funny anyway.