The word moot is an archaic term meaning "argue, debate, discuss." In early English history, a moot was a meeting to discuss local affairs. Moot comes from the Old English gemot, meaning "meeting."
Michael Rosen has been selected as the Children's Laureate, recognising his contribution to literature for young readers around the world.
I love Michael Rosen. Every year I use his "Going on a Bear Hunt," so beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, to introduce my kindergarteners to the library on their first visit. They love the large, soft illustrations and have so much fun making the sounds as the family trudges through the landscape. Then we do our own "book hunt" as we tiptoe through the library, following the same fun rhyming pattern that Michael uses. I can't wait to tell my new group of readers that he now has honored status!
What a brilliant way to use that book. Lucky Kinders.
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