Zonderkidz is partnering with me for a giveaway!
My daughter and I read Fiona the Hippo and immediately fell in love with the book as well as the story behind the book. This book is based on the real life story of Fiona being born prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo. We really enjoyed the story and how the animals became friends with Fiona. You definitely will enjoy this book too and it will be a great addition to your library as we head back to school.
Although we have never been to the Cincinnati Zoo, my family and I go numerous times each year to the Bronx Zoo. In fact, we are members. We love visiting the animals and have celebrated the birth of new animals at the zoo before. So the idea that the public would fall in love with Fiona and the story of her premature birth completely resonates with us.
Fiona the Hippo
By Richard Cowdrey
In Stores August 7th, 2018
Published by Zonderkidz
About Fiona the Hippo
Fiona the Hippo, by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey of Bad Dog, Marley fame, tells the story of Fiona, the adorable internet sensation from the Cincinnati Zoo who captured hearts around the world with her inspiring story and plucky personality.
Born prematurely, at only 29 pounds, Fiona was not expected to live. But her spunk and determination helped her thrive and become a happy, healthy hippopotamus. With every challenge she faced, Fiona let out a snort, wiggled her ears, and said “I’ve got this.” And she did! In this delightful story, inspired by the real adventure of this heroic hippo, join Fiona and her lovable animal friends at the zoo as she is introduced to the world in this whimsical and inspiring tale of perseverance and friendship.
About the Author
Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the common things seen everywhere in nature. He especially enjoys capturing the expressions, eyes, and gestures of both humans and animals. Drawing and painting Fiona was challenging as the hippopotamus is a very unique yet beautiful creature! Richard’s bestselling children’s books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley, and A Very Marley Christmas.
We want you to enjoy this book as much as we do so we have this awesome giveaway for you!
Take control with fabulous Fiona! Winner receives:
a copy of Fiona the Hippo,
plus a $50 Visa gift card to take your family out on the town.
Giveaway open to US addresses only.
Prizing and samples provided by Zonderkidz.