Thursday, February 05, 2009

Creepy Crawlies

The Creepy-Crawlies website was published to accompany an exhibition of the same title that was held at the Cotsen Children's Library at Princeton University .
The aim of the exhibition was to present illustrations of insects from their children's books collection. As the introduction points out, young readers are encouraged to identify with cute furry animals, but insects "are frequently represented in ways that provoke fear, disgust, and annoyance, with the notable exception of books on microscopy or natural history".
The website provides 16 enlargeable images of children's book illustrations, with detailed annotations.
Link: http://library.princeton.edu/libraries/cotsen/exhibitions/CreepyCrawlies/
Access: Free