In “An Underwater Friend” a Boy Learns that Fish have Feelings Too


An Underwater Friend

by Howard Edelstein
Illustrated by Jessica Henderson

Timmy woke up early and rushed to his parents’ bed to make sure his dad was awake. He’d been looking forward to this day all week. Today Timmy’s dad was taking him on his first fishing trip, and he was so excited!

But the lesson Timmy would ultimately learn wasn’t the one he was expecting…

An Underwater Friend is the story of a boy who realizes that a friendship can develop between any two individuals. It makes the reader aware that we all have feelings, and that we should treat everyone, including our animal friends, as we would want to be treated.

An Underwater Friend is a project of Fish Feel, the first organization devoted to promoting the recognition of fish as sentient beings deserving of respect and compassion.

ISBN: 978-1-946044-79-2 • Buy in Paperback | Buy on Kindle

About the Author

howardloHoward Edelstein is an animal advocate who has worked with various animal protection organization for the past three decades. He now helps humans and other animals during disasters, and with sheltering animals during cruelty cases.

Howard is the author of Ready or Not, Here it Comes, a book about planning for the animals in your care in the event of a disaster. He also wrote Scooter Strays, an interactive children’s book about the dangers a stray dog faces.

Howard serves on the board of Fish Feel. He would like to thank his fellow Fish Feel board members for their assistance in the creation of this book.

About the Illustrator

Jess dogloIllustrator Jessica Jane Henderson is an animal rights artist from Scotland. She creates colourful and thought provoking art to inspire people to be kind to animals. Jessica left her home in 2014 and has been traveling the world and spreading the vegan message ever since.

To see more of Jessica’s work or to contact her about a commission, visit her Instagram page @jessicajaneillustrations.


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