Nursery Rhymes

Barbara J. Feldman

Mother Goose was first mentioned in Charles Perrault’s 1697 collection of fairy tales that included “Sleeping Beauty” and “Little Red Riding Hood,” but her exact history is unknown. Over the years, she became known in both Europe and America as a country woman closely associated with children’s nursery rhymes. In honor of Mother Goose Day (May 1st), I’ve rounded up the Web’s best nursery rhymes collections.