Iggie, Tommy, and Stubby are friendly inhabitants and indigenous pets for many of the Cayman Islanders. These can be seen and are very popular with families today; it shows just how much fun a family can have while working hard for a cause. Family pets are loved and welcomed into the family circle daily but they are usually cared for on the outside of the family home. Although the family usually tries to understand their pets, neither can they communicate as mentioned or be involved in planning events.
The author depicts the Kelly-Vernon family as inspired by the way the older Caymanian folks prepared for Christmas in the early years. This story indicates motivation and encouragement for children to include others while fulfilling positive deeds. The entire family showed determination, genuine work ethic and community spirit. The grandparents influence, parents love, support, encouragement and confidence in the children inspired the entire family's cooperation in helping all to enjoy Christmas time. Plans for quality time with friends, all family, including extended family members bring the story to a wonderful close.
About the Author: Married with five wonderful children, and the happy grandmother of five granddaughters, Ellen Ann Kelly Vernon, is the only daughter of 8 children for Caymanian entrepreneurs Berkley Lindo & Tweetsie Fae Kelly of West Bay, Grand Cayman. In addition to managing her own small job placement agency of 15 years 'Affordable Assistance - Home Care Agency' Ellen is employed full-time as the Office Manager for the family businesses, Kelly's Group of companies. Reading and dancing are her past-times with photography and writing as her chief hobbies. A college graduate, Ellen is very confident that strong Godly influence, strong family ties and appropriate educational growth are key to proper development; thus she wrote a few children's books and looks forward to continuing writing, completing a series of wholesome children books with a few adult novels.
Artists - Vienie Letisha Dilbert-Vernon, is a Caymanian Civil Servant and a self-taught talented Artist. Owner of Paradise Pixes, Vienie's passion is to create a fun filled time for children through her painting work and party activities.
Aspiring artist - 12 year old Deondra D. Kelly is a student of John Gray High who loves art. She is an avid footballer, dedicated to attending church and the highest standards in her studies at school.