Comments from Shelly and Becca regarding Mother Goose rhymes further stimulated my curiosity, and I’ve been looking around. While I await my copy of The Annotated Mother Goose, by William S. and Ceil Baring-Gould (thanks for the heads up, Becca), I’ve discovered some interesting goosey things.
Did you know that May 1st is Mother Goose Day? I’ve always thought of May 1st as Dad’s birthday.
Did you know that there is a Mother Goose Society? There is. And they have an official Web site.
Did you know there’s a Mother Goose house in Hazard, KY?
My favorite Mother Goose Web site, though (so far anyway) is this one from Rutgers.
I’m afraid, however, that while I’m entertained by Mother Goose rhymes as an adult, I think I most agree with children’s poet and publisher, Bruce Lansky, when it comes to sharing them with kids.