DOGFISH Saves the Ocean

Floating Trash Hurts Ocean Creatures
Floating Trash Hurts Ocean Creatures

No More Trash
Floating In Our Home!

Dogfish is enjoying a beautiful day in the ocean when suddenly he sees his friend Turtle with a straw stuck in his snout! After he calls his friends to help, they all discover that ocean pollution is a BIG problem!

Join Dogfish and his friends as they learn more about pollution and what they can do to help. Dogfish Saves the Ocean is a fun, colorful book that teaches children about pollution, and taking care of our oceans. We can ALL make a difference!

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Saves the Ocean

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Welcome to Dogfish Tales

Saves the Ocean

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Award Winning Children’s Book

Mom's Choice Award - Gold Recipient
Mom's Choice Award - Gold Recipient
Mom's Choice Award - Gold Recipient
Mom's Choice Award - Gold Recipient

What DOGFISH Tales Readers Are Saying

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.

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Important Message, Entertaining and Beautiful Illustrations

I can’t say enough about this wonderful author and her books for children. My nieces and nephews love them. I’ve purchased 3 different ones and the kids keep going back to the bookcase to read over and over again. This one in particular was for my older nephew 4 years old and he loves it.


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

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Book Recommendation

Self-Awareness is the capacity to recognize one’s strengths and limitations. It includes feelings of self-confidence and growth mindset.

“Dogfish Just Be You,” Is an amazing book that helps support children in finding their uniqueness! … This is a great book for your SEL bookshelf! Pick it up on Amazon!

Melissa Eastin

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

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

Finding Joy in Being Yourself

“Dogfish, Just Be YOU!” by Rita Reed is a delightful tale of self-discovery, where Dogfish learns the importance of self-belief amidst his sea adventures.  Vibrant illustrations, by Craig Cartwright, bring to life the diverse sea mammals encountered along the way, captivating young readers.  With a heartwarming message and engaging visuals, this book beautifully conveys the importance of embracing one’s uniqueness and finding joy in being oneself.

Neil Gaw

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

Stay True and Be YOU!

I simply adore these stories!  Once again, the adorable Dogfish, takes us on an ocean adventure – meeting some magnificent mammals along the way.  Dogfish admires all the amazing features of killer whales, belugas and narwhals – wishing he was one too – that is until he heard the cry of a young polar bear! Celebrating uniqueness and diversity are strong and important themes throughout the story. Which mighty mammal will save the day? You’ll just have to read it to find out! Beautifully illustrated, fun and educational too – what is there not to love about this book!  Highly recommend.


ZN - United Kingdom

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