Happy Birthday, Fiona
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Pub Date 18 Jan 2022 | Archive Date 25 Jan 2022
Join Fiona, everyone’s favorite hippo, and her lovable animal friends as they celebrate her birthday—Fiona style! This fun and whimsical addition to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo brand is the perfect read-aloud for fans of Fiona (and hippos) everywhere!
It is Fiona’s birthday! Fans from all over the world are sending her cards and gifts and she loves all the excitement and attention. But soon Fiona realizes she hasn’t seen her animal friends lately, and she misses them as much as they miss her! So, in pure Fiona fashion, she decides to throw herself a birthday party and give her gifts out as presents to all her animals friends so they can share in the birthday fun together.
Happy Birthday, Fiona:Teaches about the importance of friendship
Reminds children that giving and sharing is just as special as receiving
Features engaging art from New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey (Fiona the Hippo, Bad Dog, Marley)
This adorable picture book:is perfect for readers ages 4-8
is a great birthday gift for children or birthday party favor
is the perfect read for children leading up to their birthday
Check out other titles in the Fiona the Hippo series: Fiona the Hippo, Fiona, It’s Bedtime, and A Very Fiona Christmas.
In partnership with The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens (social media following of 1.9M)
Follow-up to the New York Times bestselling Fiona the Hippo and other Fiona books
Illustrated by New York Times bestseller Richard Cowdrey
Born six weeks premature, on January 24, 2017, Fiona weighed 29 lbs., less than the lowest recorded birth weight for her species!
Perfect for zoo-goers and animal-lovers, especially hippo fans
Fun everyday experiences that readers can relate to make great gifts or additions to library collections either at home or in schools and public spaces
Illustrator Richard Cowdrey visits schools, zoos and bookstores telling people about Fiona and this book series
This book is the perfect birthday gift for Fiona fans and anyone celebrating another year
Author lives in Ohio
Available on NetGalley
Average rating from 32 members
This is such a great birthday book! Fiona is celebrating her birthday and realized that she missed her friends. They have a fun animal party.
This is a great story about sharing and spending time with others. I read this with my daughter on her birthday and it was the perfect book because she loves animals.
The illustrations in this book are cute and it is the perfect book for celebrating a young child's birthday. We read this multiple times through. My daughter now wants to visit the real Fiona!
Thank you to the Publisher and Netgalley for providing me a digital ARC in exchange for an honest review.
A delightful read for all ages. Who doesn't love a cute hippo. And a cute hippo with a birthday. Fiona is celebrating being a year older but she forgets something very important about celebrating. It is easy to get wrapped into ourselves and forget what the blessing of others. We need our zoo animal friends to learn the value of friendship and what they bring.
A special thank you to Zonderkidz and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review.
Happy Birthday, Fiona by Zondervan is a happy story about everyone giving presents to Fiona. Fiona was so happy and posed for photos that she forget to remember all her friends at the zoo. I loved the ending where she gives all her friends gifts. Children will love the colorful illustrations.
Who could not love a cute little book about Fiona! Especially one with such a sweet message. Little Fiona is celebrating her big day. She has been showered with gifts, and media. Meanwhile her friends at the zoo want to celebrate with Fiona too. But with Fiona so wrapped up in her own celebration will she remember that sometimes the best gift is that of friendship? I think this book would be the perfect story time book!
Thank you so much Zonderkidz and Netgalley for allowing me to read an advance copy.
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