Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Christmas Book Advent Suggestions: "A Very Fiona Christmas," Starring Everyone's Favorite Hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo (Review)

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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!

I was so excited when I learned about this new release featuring the beloved and oh so cute Fiona the hippo from the Cincinnati Zoo.  If you follow my blog, then you may recall two previous Fiona book reviews I had shared in the past.   "Fiona the hippo is 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." My girls have grown very fond of Fiona, and have adding visiting Fiona on their bucket lists.  Knowing how much they love Fiona, I knew they would be all smiles when they saw this new Christmas-themed picture book arrive in the mail the other day...and that they were!
In this new picture book, Fiona is asking her mama and zoo friends "What is Christmas?"  Her mom tells her to go out and enjoy being with her zoo friends, and she will realize what Christmas is.  But, as she partakes in different winter things like playing in the snow, seeing the big tree all lit up and all the holiday lights and decorations, she is still unsure.  It isn't until Christmas day when all the animals wake and go looking for their stockings filled with fruit and treats that Fiona finally gets what Christmas is all about.  She meets a new koala friend named Chloe who is new to the zoo, and sees that Chloe didn't get a stocking filled with goodies.  Fiona takes a tattered scarf off her neck and wraps it around her new friend to keep her warm.  Then, in that moment she realizes what Christmas is all about -- it is about friends and fun and snow and lights and trees! :-)
My girls and I really enjoyed this Christmas book, especially all the full color illustrations of Fiona and her zoo friends.  If you are looking for a cute book to share with your kids to get them excited about the holidays, then you will want to pick up  A Very Fiona Christmas! and share this cute and heartwarming picture book with them.  

This book would also make for a great addition to your family's book advent countdown, too!  We will definitely be wrapping this book and adding it to our countdown book stack. :-)
More about this book:
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. "
You can learn more about this and other wonderful books for kids that would make for great gift ideas this holiday season by visiting

Disclosure:  I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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