Venue: The Tiddy Tent, on Friday.

Michelle Cartlidge is a children’s writer and illustrator who trained at Hornsey College of Art and the Royal College of Art. After leaving the Royal College of Art, Michelle decided to concentrate on drawing and started developing ideas for children’s books.

Her first book won the Mother Goose Award for the most exciting newcomer to British Children’s Books – she has since had over a hundred books published worldwide in over ten languages. Her “Teddy Trucks” books have been made into a popular animated cartoon series for Children’s BBC and she has collaborated with poet Brian Patten to produce a selection of illustrated children’s poems titled Mouse Poems.

Michelle lives in Mousehole in West Cornwall and is now best known for her mouse-themed stories based in and around the village, The Mousehole Mice, the Mermice of Mousehole and this year’s The Mousehole Mice and the Theatre by the Sea.