Fiona the Hippo Now Has Her Own Book – Perfect for Young Readers | #FionatheHippo #TeamFiona


Zonderkidz is partnering with me for a super fun giveaway!

Fiona the Hippo Book Cincinnati Zoo

My girls are starting to read books on their own now, so we have been collecting a lot of new ones. Ones with harder words, but words that they can still figure out on their own. The book Fiona the Hippo was sent to us this month and quickly became one of my 7 year old’s favorites! There are no exceptionally hard words, and at this point it is memorization for her. She just loves sitting down with her little sister and reading to her! This is the perfect book for young readers.

fiona the hippo inside page

About the Book

Fiona the Hippo 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.

Fiona the Hippo Book Cincinnati Zoo

There are even some really fun activity sheets like a maze and a mask that you can get from the Fiona the Hippo website. And if you are a teacher or if you home school, you can grab a curriculum kit as well. My girls loved the activity kit that I printed out for them.


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.

Fiona the Hippo is in stores now!

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Giveaway Alert

Enter to win a Fiona the Hippo prize pack using the Gleam form below! This package includes a copy of Fiona the Hippo,
plus a #TeamFiona plush and sippy cup! Be sure to check out my other giveaways while you are here and GOOD LUCK!

Fiona the Hippo Prize Pack Giveaway

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Zonderkidz.


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  2. I can’t believe it is almost September already and the countdown to Christmas has begun. The book and hippo would make any little child happy!
  3. I would love to read this book to my youngest grandchild! She would love to hear a story about a Hippo. She loves animals.
  4. WOW! Fiona was a preemie at 29lbs and not expected to live?? I’m glad this cutie thrived! I would really like to read this book myself!
  5. Zonderkidz is a publisher that try’s to connect kids 12 and under to the Word of God. This fact makes me like the books even more!
  6. Well now it is September!! I can’t believe it!! I hope we have a fall! I can’t wait to see who wins this giveaway! Happy Labor Day everyone!!
  7. Happy Labor Day!! I hope everyone is resting and eating some BBQ and entering these contests! I know I am! Fiona gets a home after today. TY

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