Welcome to DOGFISH Tales

Books Available in Paperback and eBook at Amazon.com

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No More Trash Floating In Our Home!

Dogfish and his friends are shocked when they discover pollution in their home! Working together, they learn that they can make a change and that no one is too small to make a difference.

It’s the first day of school

at Rainforest Elementary, and Pink Dolphin is sad! Dogfish and friends are there to help in this story of kindness, friendship, and acceptance. 

Just Be You DogFish Tales

Will Dogfish save the day?

Join Dogfish on his journey of self-esteem, confidence, and self-acceptance, as he travels the icy waters of the North!


About the Author & Illustrator

Rita Reed


As a child, Rita Reed would spend lazy afternoons creating cartoon characters and writing stories about them. Many years later, after Dogfish came to her in a dream, she decided to bring him to life through her books.

Rita has found extraordinary joy in creating the magical Dogfish Tales series, where she hopes to spread love, inclusiveness, positivity, and acceptance of all.

Rita lives in Southern California, where she studied art, interior design and architecture. She enjoys spending time with her family and two silly, spoiled cats.

“I feel Dogfish in my heart. He’s the vulnerable, innocent child in all of us.”

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piranaa character

Craig Cartwright


Craig Cartwright has worked in all aspects of the visual arts world including children’s books, editorial illustration, character design, and film and commercial storyboards.

His client list includes Pixar, Disney, Warner Brothers (Looney Tunes), Fox (The Simpsons), The History Channel, The Family Guy, and Marvel.

Craig received a degree in commercial illustration from Commonwealth University in Virginia. He lives in Venice, California.

Let’s start the conversation about what we can do to make this world a better place. If we all work together, we CAN make a difference!

Contact Rita

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