A Very Fiona Christmas

A Very Fiona Christmas

by Richard Cowdrey (Illustrator)

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Overview

Join everyone’s favorite hippo, Fiona, and all her loveable animal friends for their first heartwarming Christmas adventure through the zoo to find the answer to the question, “What’s Christmas?” This fun and whimsical book is the perfect read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere!

A follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo picture book comes A Very Fiona Christmas!

It’s Fiona the hippo’s very first Christmas, and the zoo is sparkling with holiday spirit. When the adorable little hippo asks her friends, “What’s Christmas?” they set out to show her all the wonders and excitement of the season. With each new experience Fiona lets out a snort, wiggles her ears, and asks, “Is THIS Christmas?”

Amidst the snow, twinkling lights, mistletoe, and stockings, Fiona ends up meeting a new friend at the zoo who helps her discover the true meaning of the holiday: Love. Snuggle up with your little ones and join Fiona and her adorable animal friends for a heartwarming holiday romp through the zoo.

A Very Fiona Christmas:

  • Stars the one and only Fiona the hippo, the worldwide internet sensation and star of the Cincinnati Zoo, who through her spunk and fighting spirit overcame all odds when she was born six weeks premature
  • Features adorable art by Richard Cowdrey, illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Fiona the Hippo
  • Is Fiona’s first Christmas adventure and the perfect holiday book for children and Fiona fans of any age
  • Will delight readers with a shimmering foil and glitter cover

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310767732
Publisher: Zonderkidz
Publication date: 10/01/2019
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 18,927
Product dimensions: 9.90(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 7 Years

About the Author

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 Fiona the Hippo, Legend of the Candy Cane, Bad Dog, Marley and A Very Marley Christmas.

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A Very Fiona Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
lolly-pops 3 months ago
A VERY FIONA CHRISTMAS is an adorable children's book about a hippos first Christmas. Set in a zoo, there is a host of other animals that help Fiona discover what Christmas is. This is NOT a Christian title so there is no mention of the true meaning of Christmas. The focus is on having fun in the snow, presents, Christmas trees, friends, and love. There is also no mention of Santa. I love the artwork and the sparkly cover. A mainstream children's book, this is suitable for anyone, of any denomination or belief. An excellent addition to any children's library. I was given a copy free. All opinions are my own.
connywithay 3 months ago
“It was in that moment that Fiona finally understood. Christmas is friends and fun and snow and lights and trees … and love!” ends Richard Cowdrey’s children’s book, A Very Fiona Christmas. ~ What ~ At thirty-two pages, this oversized hardbound with a front cover that has glitter targets children ages four to eight years old. With no scary scenes, it is a nice story about one’s interpretation of the meaning of Christmas, experienced through the eyes of Fiona, a charming hippopotamus. Containing some complicated wording, it would be best read out loud to beginner readers. In partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo, this story is about Fiona, a young hippo who lives at the zoo who is trying to understand the meaning of Christmas. As the animals start celebrating the holiday by talking about presents, decorations, trees, and more, Fiona slides down hills with penguins, plays with polar bears, and enjoys the festivities, but she does not understand the holiday. On Christmas morning the animal befriends Chloe, a koala, who is not given a Christmas stocking. Fiona lovingly gives the critter her favorite scarf as a gift and introduces her to others, later realizing that giving is the reason for Christmas. ~Why ~ This is a charming story with an adorable baby hippo who learns the value of friendship and giving. I like the engaging, interesting illustrations that include other zoo animals. The idea of giving gifts instead of receiving them is important to teach to young ones. ~ Why Not ~ Those who do not care for these large animals or zoos may not be interested in this book. Others, such as Christians like me, may not like that there is no reference to the real reason for the season: the birth of Jesus Christ. ~ Wish ~ While I loved looking at Fiona and her cuteness, I wish the book explained the spiritual background and why we celebrate Jesus and His birth. ~ Want ~ If you are looking for a beautifully illustrated children’s book about a thoughtful hippo named Fiora that has no mention of Christ being born, this may be for you, but I marked it down as I think it missed the point of the Real Reason to the holiday. Thanks to Z-Blog Squad for furnishing this complimentary book that I am freely reviewing.