Fiona the Hippo Book + Giveaway

Zonderkidz is partnering with me for a giveaway!

Fiona the Hippo captured hearts around the world last year when she was born at only 29 pounds, half the weight of normal baby hippos.  She soon became an internet sensation as the Cincinnati Zoo chronicled her journey to health on social media and through a blog. While my son’s 2nd grade classroom didn’t follow Fiona, they did follow a few different animal births last year on social media and it gave them a real life perspective and something to look forward to.

Fiono the Hippo quickly captured our hearts as we read the story this past week. Reading the book sparked conversation between my older children, and we soon found ourselves researching online to get an update on Fiona.

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 DogMarley, and A Very Marley Christmas.


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Fiona the Hippo giveaway

Throw the best pool party ever for your little zoo animal! One lucky winner will recieve:

  • 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!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Giveaway open to US addresses only. Prizing and samples provided by Zonderkidz. Product, information and giveaway prize provided by client. All opinions are my own personal and honest thoughts. By entering this giveaway you agree to the Giveaway Rules. This giveaway will end on June 28 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter. The winner will have 24 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected. You must be 18 years or older. Open to continental U.S. residents only. No P.O. Boxes.


  1. Elena says:

    I would love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway

  2. Edye says:

    I’d love to win for my cousin!

  3. shelly peterson says:

    This looks like a great book.

  4. Amy D says:

    My daughter just started reading, so I’ve been looking for great books for her. She loves hippos, so this would be perfect. 🙂

  5. Kelly D says:

    My daughter would enjoy reading about Fiona and her determination.

  6. Brenda Haines says:

    We love Fiona and have been a fan since she was prematurely born at the zoo! Thanks for the chance!

  7. Nannypanpan says:

    My family would love this story