Michelle has written and illustrated over 50 children’s books since her graduation from the Royal College. She won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to British Children’s books in 1979 and has gone on to publish her titles worldwide. Her Teddy Trucks books were made into a BBC cartoon series and she has collaborated with poet Brian Patten to produce a selection of illustrated children’s poems titled Mouse Poems. Michelle lives in Mousehole Cornwall which is famous not only for its cat, but now for its mice! The Mousehole Mice, an enchanting new book for young children written and illustrated by Michelle Cartlidge will be published by Mabecron Books in the spring of 2012.