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Reading is a BIG DEAL in our household. I’m a huge reader and luckily it has rubbed off on my kids. Every night, we reach a book with each kid before bedtime so we read a lot of books in our house. So we are always looking for new books to enjoy too. Our latest favorite is Fiona the Hippo, by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey of Bad Dog, Marley fame!
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.
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.
As a family, we love visiting our local Zoo. We are lucky enough to have a free and fantastic Zoo so we visit as much as we can. After reading Fiona the Hippo, the kids were begging to go back and they are REALLY hoping to make the visit to the Cincinnati Zoo to see Fiona in person. After we read the book, I talked with Olivia and Evie (5 years old) about how brave and confident Fiona was. With them headed into Kindergarten, we talked about how they might be a little nervous but they just need to say, “I’ve got this!” like Fiona did!
Learn More About The Fiona the Hippo Book
Fiona the Hippo is available now to buy! You and your kids will love it!
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