Inspired by Jam Tarts

Blanche Fisher Wright
Something as simple as making jam tarts offers much in the way of inspiration and learning. 'The Queen of Hearts' rhyme is, as we all know, taken from Lewis Caroll's classic novel Alice in Wonderland

Apart from being a novel every child should have read to them, the stories have inspired so much stunningly good illustration.The stories of our childhood stay with us all our lives and the value of reading to children should never be under-estimated. 

The illustrations we have included are: on the right the the Queen of Hearts carrying the tarts.. and below the perfect image of a little girl rolling out pastry - Elsa Beskow, a Swedish designer, writer and illustrator started contributing illustrations to magazines in 1894 - her books are still in print!

Elsa Beskow