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Fiona's Feelings

Fiona has feelings just like we do! 

On January 24, 2017, the Cincinnati Zoo's baby hippo, Fiona, was born six weeks early. She was too small and weak to stand and nurse from her mother, Bibi, so caregivers, veterinarians, and other helpful humans stepped in to provide comfort, nutrition, and critical care.

With help from #TeamFiona, this once-tiny hippo is growing stronger every day. As Fiona explores the world around her, she is at times happy, mad, curious, and playful, as all children can be. Young readers will love exploring Fiona's feelings—and their own—while building important language and social-emotional skills.

Click here to learn more about Fiona's story.

Publication Information

List Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-65-3
Publication Date: January 2018
Format: Board book
Dimensions: 5.5" x 5.5"
Page Count: 14
Ages: 0-3

*Available locally beginning November 2017. Order today by clicking the button above or contacting blue manatee children's bookstore.


Learn more about Fiona's story with this video from the Cincinnati Zoo:

About the Author: 

Dr. John Hutton is a pediatrician, early literacy researcher and author from Cincinnati, Ohio. He is passionate about the importance of children connecting with nature and the amazing creatures we share it with, to promote health and imagination.

About the Cincinnati Zoo: 

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden was founded in 1873 and officially opened its doors in 1875, making it the second oldest zoo in the United States. Its mission is dedicated to creating adventure, conveying knowledge, conserving nature, and serving the community. Learn more at www.cincinnatizoo.org