& Friends

DOGFISH has friends all around the world!  He loves sharing the stories of his adventures and teaches some important life lessons along the way.

Pink Dolphin



Pink Dolphin



What Our Readers Are Saying …

Best Children’s Book Series

I think Dogfish Tales is the best children’s book series! And I’m not biased just because I’m featured in the second book.

Pink Dolphin
Swim Instructor

Dogfish is a wonderful friend of mine

I am so happy to see his story told to children around the world.  Would recommend this book!

Unicorn of the Sea

A Heartwarming Journey of Self-Discovery

DOGFISH JUST BE YOU by @_rita_reed_ — these illustrations made me giggle — they are so cute!

“Dogfish Just Be You” is a heartwarming and beautifully crafted children’s book that not only entertains but also imparts essential lessons about self-acceptance and embracing diversity. Rita Reed’s storytelling and the charming illustrations work seamlessly together, creating a memorable reading experience for children and their families. This book is a valuable addition to any library, promoting important values that will resonate with young readers for years to come.

Kelsey Chen

Beautiful story with an important message

My daughter adores this delightful book for its beautiful, bright illustrations, cute characters and light rhyming verse. I love it for the gentle message about kindness and standing up to bullies. It has rapidly become a firm favourite at bedtime!

Rachel Tylor

Love this book! Amazing message and story

“Dogfish Stands Up to Bullying” by Rita Reed is a delightful and beautifully illustrated children’s book that addresses the sensitive topic of bullying with charm, wisdom and an empowering message. This heartwarming story is an excellent resource for parents, educators, and children alike. I especially enjoyed the rhyming throughout – you can tell a lot of love went into writing this!  Beautiful illustrations and a fantastic message. What’s not to love!? I’ll definitely be buying the other books in the Dogfish series! Can’t wait to read them.

Amazon Purchase - Australia

Brilliant read and educational!

It’s never too early to teach our children about responsibilities of life and one of the very important lessons of littering which translates to recycling! Mrs. Reed’s book not only entertains children but teaches them the importance of taking care of our planet by simple acts of responsibility!  The illustrations are colorful and truly captured the interest of my grandchildren!  A perfect gift for Christmas!  You can never start too early to teach a child to take interest in good reads!  Two thumbs up!


We love this book!

My daughter and I loved reading this book.  It’s very well written and the words rhyme similar to a Dr. Seuss book.  It’s beautifully illustrated with bright colors.  Most of all, we love that the book has a very important message about bullying.  Reading this book helped me start a conversation with my four-year-old about bullying and what she can di if she finds herself in a bullying situation.

Tracey Gazel

I’ve read a lot of children’s books over the years, and I can tell you that this one is going to be on my list of favorites for a long time.

It is an exceptional tale that has the power to change lives, and it should be in the hands of every child!

The repetitive verse throughout will be easily remembered by young readers, helping them build confidence, self-acceptance and an ability to love themselves exactly as they are. I was so moved by it that it brought tears to my eyes. I would give it more than 5 stars if I could!

Louise Jane, CEO
The Golden Wizard Book Prize
Readers' Favorite Review

Rita Reed has added another delightful tale to her Dogfish series.

Dogfish Just Be You! will encourage kids to recognize that everyone, including them, is perfect. The world would be a boring place if we were all the same. Kids will love seeing all the aquatic mammals that inhabit the northern oceans, especially the unicorn of the sea, the narwhal! Reed does a superb job showing kids that acknowledging others’ talents doesn’t diminish their gifts. That’s what makes the world a wonderfully diverse place. Craig Cartwright’s illustrations are colorful and full of movement and wonder. Dogfish’s expressive face and spotted star-like sea tail are especially distinctive. The northern lights are magical. It will delight ocean lovers everywhere while reinforcing the message that we all have worth.

Kristine Zimmerman

Reminding children they are incredible!

I love books that offer more than just a fun story and this story not only offer children adventure, but it reminds children they are incredible individual beings with the ability to do incredible things.

There is nothing wrong with a fun adventure picture book. However, books that have meaning and support children’s emotional development is always going to be a win for me. This book has it all, fun, adventure, and supports children’s confidence and self-esteem building.

Joanna P.A. Moore


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