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What do six fish and an octopus have in common?
They all want to remove the plastic trash island from their ocean. We all need your help and ideas to solve  this problem. People, fish, octopuses and all life forms need clean water to live.
Fishy Tales book cover
Available in English  and  Spanish
Fishy Tales is a picture book about a colorful school of fish who love to swim and play in the ocean. While playing their favorite game, Marco Polo, the fish hear cries for help. The concerned fish are off on an adventure to save an Octopus and their ocean from a large trash island.
Fishy Tales is an award winning picture book about a colorful school of fish who love to swim and play in the ocean. While playing their favorite game, Marco Polo, the fish hear cries for help. The concerned fish are off on an adventure to save an Octopus and their ocean from a large trash island.
Arizona Authors Association Award Winner
Children are concerned about the environment that they are inheriting. This book is a great conversation starter for discussions on climate change and our responsibility to care for our planet earth.
English Version Release date: December 12, 2021
Hardback: ISBN 978-1-734126853
Softcover: ISBN 978-1-734126877
Library of Congress Control Number: 2021921435
Age ranged 4-8
Author and Illustrator: Vicki Riske
Release date: March 1, 2022

Spanish Version
Hardback: ISBN 9781734126891
Softcover: ISBN 9781734126884
Library of Congress Control Number: 2022901663
Written and Illustrated by Vicki Riske
Translated by Sonia Elizabeth Urrutia de Soto
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Fishy Tales Octopus & Goldie
Fishy Tales Ruby & Violet

Author: Vicki Riske
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Currently Vicki has her own business, We Are Puppeteers. She writes and illustrates award winning children's books, designs and builds custom puppets. Her first book The Polka Dot Tea Party, is about finding shapes in nature and the importance of friendship. Local artist Laura Best illustrated Vicki's second book, Grandma Bibi, which tackles the difficulties of  memory loss in older loved ones from the perspective of children. Her third book My Teeth Are Too Big, is about how self-confidence affects us all no matter our age and is presented with fun thoughtful measure.