Meet Fiona the Hippo and enjoy a story about one little hippo's determination to grow big and strong against all odds. Enter to win a pool prize pack too!

The Story Of Fiona the Hippo & A Hippomongous Giveaway!

Zonderkidz sent me a copy of Fiona The Hippo to read with my girls and is partnering with me for a Hippomongous giveaway! All opinions are 100% my own and this post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase using an affiliate link, I may earn a small commission at no cost to you.

Thanks to the world of social media, we are able to follow closely when animals are born around the world. Remember April the Giraffe? It seemed like the entire world watched the live stream and waited breathlessly for months. By the way, April is pregnant again! However, before April, the Cincinnati Zoo and the world, welcomed Fiona the Hippo6 weeks early! Fiona was born prematurely, and was not expected to survive. But she did, with drive and determination Fiona managed to overcome all the obstacles in her way due to her prematurity and thrived. As you may recall, my youngest Anabelle was a preemie – so naturally all preemies have  special place in my heart. And just like Fiona the Hippo, Anabelle said “I’ve got this!” and she did. The story of Fiona the Hippo, and the beautiful illustrations in the book are sure to become a fast favorite in your home, as it has in mine.

Meet Fiona the Hippo and enjoy a story about one little hippo's determination to grow big and strong against all odds. Enter to win a pool prize pack too!

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.

Fiona The Hippo is recommended for children ages 4-8 and is available on Amazon. You can find more great picture books for young children here.

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.

Share a time when you had to overcome something with the determination of saying “I’ve got this!” and got it done?

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Meet Fiona the Hippo and enjoy a story about one little hippo's determination to grow big and strong against all odds. Enter to win a pool prize pack too!

The Story Of Fiona the Hippo & A Hippomongous Pool Prize Pack Giveaway

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One lucky reader will have the chance to win the Fiona The Hippo prize pack, as mentioned above, ARV $60. The Fiona The Hippo giveaway will run from the time posted until 11:59pm EST on 8/27/18. All entrants must be at least 18 years of age or older and residents of the United States. You must use the Rafflecopter below to enter. Good Luck!

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Mama E

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Comments (18)

  • Looks so much fun

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  • I started a non-profit in college and had to overcome the school being against it. I didn’t want to leave school without starting it and no one else would have been as passionate about it. I did it!

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  • Whenever I start a diet I tell myself I got this… and I do for about a week, lol 🙂

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  • telling myself now that i can overcome this cancer and i am doing it ,will not let it get me!!

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  • My moment was when I had to give a speech to a room full of people. I was so scared but did it!

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  • I got this….is something i keep telling myself daily to motivate me to keep maintainin my 302 pound weightloss

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  • For me was overcoming sadness and depression during pregnancy. I had to remind myself that it was hormonal changes and that “I got this”.

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  • I had a 2 year old at home and had another Caesarean delivery, plus my heart had stopped on the operating table. But when I came home I thought I can do this.

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  • One time I needed to overcome my fear of heights by crossing a rope and plank bridge in the mountains…super scary. I pulled myself together by repeating “you got this” and not looking down.

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  • When my son was born and at 3 I noticed he was different than other kids. A couple years later he got diagnosed with autism. I got every book on autism and read them. I worked hard to teach him things. I had also got accepted to college for an LPN but turned it down to stay with him and devote my time. When he was graduating from high school the school was going to help him find a job. They asked him where he wanted to work. He said a scrap yard where he could take things apart. They said it was unrealistic. Because of potential of getting hurt he can’t work there But he could bring home engines and transmissions home to take apart. He made $500 this summer doing this and paid for his vacation to Holiday World. This is just a summer thing but he enjoys it so much. See,I’ve got this.

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  • I have had to overcome the i got this when I had my son as a single mom and had 1 year left to finish college. I had to work 40 hours a week and finish school at night and still come home and be a mom.

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  • My time was when I was learning how to swim and I was terrified of getting in the pool. I told myself that I could do it and jumped in. Now I can swim with the best of them

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  • Just last night I had to make a presentation so nervous all week and nailed it last night

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  • I overcame smoking! It took me 3 trys but I quit cold turkey and haven’t touched them for years!

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  • When I was 12 I developed vitiligo and the bullying was vicious. It took me years to get to the point where I was comfortable with my skin.

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  • Spring cleaning my house

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  • I said “I got this” when I reentered the workforce after being a stay at home mom for 8 years.

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  • My “you got this” moment was going through nursing school to get my RN. It wasn’t easy and I had to give myself the “you got this” pep talk on the regular.

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