Disclosure: This post is in partnership with Zonderkidz. As always, opinions are all mine. Thanks to Zonderkidz for parenting with us and for supplying our prizing for this giveaway.
We are a huge book family here, and we love reading new books! When I was asked if I wanted to share about Fiona the Hippo I knew Jayden would be thrilled because he is a huge animal lover and would love to hear all about Fiona.
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 Fiona the Hippo
By Richard Cowdrey
In Stores August 7th, 2018
Published by Zonderkidz
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.
With gorgeous animal illustrations, this book is sure to capture the hearts and minds of animal lovers everywhere.
When Jayden and Justin saw the book they immediately knew exactly who Fiona was! We haven’t ever been to the Cincinnati Zoo before but we had seen Fiona’s story online and in the news, so it was neat to see this book in our own hands.
Won’t you – 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.
GIVEAWAY OPEN TO US RESIDENTS ONLY.
One (1) winner will receive:
Throw the best pool party ever for your little zoo animal!
- a copy of Fiona the Hippo,
- a Hippo pool toy and all the zoo friends —just be careful not to get your new book wet!
Prizing provided by Zonderkidz.