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Fiona and the Hippo, by Richard Cowdrey | Book Giveaway

Prizes and samples provided by Zonderkidz
The Children’s Book Review | August 13, 2018

A heroine for children everywhere, smart, sassy, fearless Fiona will steal readers’ hearts and give them the courage to face whatever challenges they might have in their own lives.

Born premature and unexpected to live, Fiona, a hippo from Cincinnati Zoo, has stolen the hearts of many with her story of perseverance! This story is a spirit lifter for sure—especially for animal lovers.

Enter for a chance to win a copy of Fiona the Hippo (on sale August 7th, 2018), by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey; plus a $50 Visa gift card!

One (1) winner receives a Fabulous Fiona prize pack:

  • A hardcover copy of Fiona the Hippo
  • A $50 Visa gift card

Age Range: 4-8

Hardcover: 32 pages

Giveaway begins August 13, 2018, at 12:01 A.M. MT and ends September 13, 2018, at 11:59 P.M. MT.


FionatheHippo_sml-CoverFiona the Hippo

By Richard Cowdrey

Publisher’s Synopsis: 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 (along with lots of love and support from her caregivers at the zoo) 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.


A heroine for children everywhere, smart, sassy, fearless Fiona will steal readers’ hearts and give them the courage to face whatever challenges they might have in their own lives.

Fiona the Hippo is an endearing animal book that makes a splash with a dazzling cover that shimmers and shines with foil.

Ages 4-8 | Publisher: Zonderkidz | August 7, 2018 | ISBN-13: 978-0310766391

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About the Author-Illustrator

Richard Cowdrey

Richard Cowdrey’s favorite things to draw and paint are the things that reflect the awesomeness of God and His creation. From vast landscapes to the littlest bug on a leaf, Richard marvels at the beauty in the details. Richard’s bestselling children’s books include Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

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How To Enter

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Giveaway Rules
  • Enter between 12:00 AM Mountain Time on August 13, 2018 and 11:59 PM on September 13, 2018.
  • Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older.
  • Winners will be selected at random on or about September 17, 2018.
  • Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.
  • The Children’s Book Review is not responsible for prize fulfillment.
Prizes courtesy of Zonderkidz

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Bianca Schulze is the founder of The Children’s Book Review. She is a reader, reviewer, mother and children’s book lover. She also has a decade’s worth of experience working with children in the great outdoors. Combined with her love of books and experience as a children’s specialist bookseller, the goal is to share her passion for children’s literature to grow readers. Born and raised in Sydney, Australia, she now lives with her husband and three children near Boulder, Colorado.

  • Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. The book sounds wonderful and Fiona sounds like a strong and determined Hippo.

    August 13, 2018
  • We just had a baby hippo born at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and he’s too young to be on display, but the news showed a pic of him near his mama. My six year old grandson loves to go to the zoo, check out the animals and imitate the monkeys.

    August 23, 2018
  • Thanks for this chance. Entered giveaway and shared.

    September 4, 2018

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