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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 Hippo – 6 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.
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 Dog, Marley, 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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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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