Twyla tells us more

| 26/02/2009

(CNS): Never one to keep quiet on important issues, Twyla Mae Vargas, aka the ‘Mayor of Bodden Town’, is speaking out in an altogether different way with the publication of some of her stories in a new children’s book. In Animal Tales, the latest in the “Tell me more” series, she introduces young Cayman readers to Ha Hee Donkey, Howard the Chicken, Blackie the Black Cat and Lower Valley cows Moo and Gringo.

In a beautifully illustrated short story compilation, Vargas takes children back to some of the tales she was told by her grandmother ‘of life back then’ which she enjoyed when she was a child. All written by Vargas and accompanied by her own original illustrations, the book is a colourful and funny collection of tales that youngsters will love to hear.

From cows getting lost trying to find the Mastic Trail to guard cats guarding sweetsops, the stories are all set in Cayman and include many references to local places. Reflecting traditional pastimes, foods and holidays on the islands, the stories are unique and thoroughly entertaining.
Vargas says she has published the book so young children can enjoy the stories she did when she was a little girl listening to her grandmother. The title of the series comes from what she would say over and over again as she begged to hear more funny tales from what seemed like her grandmother’s endless supply she explains.

Vargas will also be appearing in ‘Gimme Story’ in April this year at a number of locations including Cayman Brac. The book is available in local supermarkets and selected stores for only $5 or contact:


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  1. Anonymous says:

    I will definately buy one of her books!  I like Twyla Mae she should had run for the seat of Bodden Town Canidate!!!  Hats off to the Mayor!!!  Keep up the good work Twyla for you surely tells them like it is!!!! No so wonder you are the official Mayor!!!!