Fiona the Hippo Book Review and a Giveaway
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post and I’m giving away a copy of #FionatheHippo thanks to my partner @Zonderkidz!
Tomorrow, August 7th is the big day that Fiona the Hippo book is available to everyone! I was excited to get an advanced copy to review with my kids recently. We have been following along with Fiona and her story. Are you familiar?
On January 24, 2017, Fiona the Hippo was born at the Cincinnati Zoo. Born prematurely, at only 29 pounds which is very small for a Nile hippo, Fiona was not expected to live.
She was too weak to stand and nurse from her mother. Fiona received around-the-clock attention from the zoo’s animal care staff and even from nurses at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital.
The whole world watched as Fiona learned to eat, walk, and swim. Her challenges were big, 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! Since her birth, millions of people from around the world have been pulling for Fiona to keep fighting.
Fiona grew stronger and so did her social media following so much so that she now has her own show on Facebook! Fiona fans have traveled from as far away as Australia, Germany, Brazil and Japan just to catch a glimpse of this fearless and feisty hippo.
Now she is the star of her own picture book! 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.
Let Fiona’s story inspire you and your children to face whatever challenges you may have in your own life!
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.
Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Zonderkidz.