New Book Invites Young Readers to Follow 'Bubba: A Gerbil’s Adventure'

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Deborah Dominguez, MFT/Richard Engel debut with a story of adventure, curiosity and love

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Young children will take away a healthy story of adventure, curiosity and love in Deborah Dominguez, MFT and Richard Engel’s debut book, “Bubba: A Gerbil’s Adventure” (published by Xlibris).

The book begins and ends in Moorpark, California, following the adventures of Bubba, a fuzzy, soft, warm gerbil. He drives the linear plot as he tries to find total freedom. Instead, he finds close calls, threats to his life and misunderstandings. Ultimately, he discovers that love for others and risking his self for them was more satisfying than personal freedom.

A snippet from the book reads:
Bubba was very careful when he stuck his head through the hole. He knew now he was free for sure. There was so much space, he was stunned. There were already so many things he had never seen or smelled. He was free to see the open sky and bright sunlight as he ran for some nearby bushes and ground cover. There, he felt safe but anxious to be on the move. He knew adventures were coming.

“Bubba: A Gerbil’s Adventure” deals with universalities that children need to grasp and parents need to teach. It aims to teach young readers about freedom. It also portrays how personal responsibility and selfless love can overcome personal desires. Concurrently, adults will find many opportunities to discuss these issues with their children, as Bubba grows to discern between good and evil.

To purchase a copy and know more about the book, readers may visit’s-Adventure-Richard-Engel/dp/1984555820/.

“Bubba: A Gerbil’s Adventure”
By Deborah Dominguez, MFT/Richard Engel
Hardcover | 6 x 9in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781984555809
Softcover | 6 x 9in | 86 pages | ISBN 9781984555823
E-Book | 86 pages | ISBN 9781984555816
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Authors
Richard Engel earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Occidental College. He was a Los Angeles City firefighter for 30 years, and a teacher/administrator at Heritage Oak School for 18 years "in retirement." He lives in Tehachapi, California.

Deborah Dominguez, MFT earned a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute. Her office is in Westlake, California.

“Bubba: A Gerbil’s Adventure” is their first publication.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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