Mavis E. Smith Pens New Children’s Book Focusing on Friendship

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Two dogs teach readers importance of working together in ‘Inspector Ace and Sergeant Bubba.’

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I want to reinforce the idea that friends standing up for one another can overcome problems like bullying.

They say that dogs are a man’s best friend. In Mavis E. Smith’s new children’s book, “Inspector Ace and Sergeant Bubba” (published by Trafford Publishing), however, dogs Ace and Bubba are each other’s best friends, sticking together through thick and thin and helping each other along the way. Smith uses the dogs’ relationship to mimic a real life friendship for children.

“Books about animals always appeal to children,” Smith writes. “Children can readily believe in animals communicating with one another.”

Inspector Ace is a big German Shepherd and Sergeant Bubba is a little Pomeranian. When Ace notices a big, mean looking cat, he goes to Bubba for help. Bubba watches T.V. with his owner and knows the big cat is an escaped tiger cub. As the two band together to try to get the tiger cub back to the circus, they run into some mean alley cats who threaten little Bubba, until Ace steps in.

An excerpt from “Inspector Ace and Sergeant Bubba”:

“They began to move toward little Bubba, but Ace stepped in front of his best friend and growled. A deep, meaningful growl, and the hair on the back of his neck raised up because he really wanted to look big and fierce.”

“I want to reinforce the idea that friends standing up for one another can overcome problems like bullying,” Smith explains, “just like Ace does for Bubba with the alley cats.”

“Inspector Ace and Sergeant Bubba”
By Mavis E. Smith
Softcover | 8.5 x 11 in | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490718088
E-Book | 28 pages | ISBN 9781490718071
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Mavis E. Smith and her husband Roy immigrated to Montreal, Canada in 1965 with three babies. Now, at the ripe old age of 80, they have retired to the Gulf Coast where she is being published for the first time, though it may not be the last.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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