A Very Fiona Christmas

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9.9 X 0.4 X 10.1 inches | 0.9 pounds

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About the Author

Zondervan is an international Christian media and publishing company located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Zondervan is a founding member of the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA). They are a part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, Inc. and has multiple imprints including Zondervan Academic, Zonderkidz, Blink, and Editorial Vida.[1] Zondervan is the commercial rights holder for the New International Version (NIV) Bible in North America.

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.


In the second of a series, internet sensation Fiona the Hippo, who was born six weeks prematurely at the Cincinnati Zoo in 2017, celebrates Christmas. With the zoo lights shining and a festive feeling in the air, Fiona goes searching for the true meaning of the holiday. She slides down a snowy bank with the penguins, admires the zoo's Christmas tree, and meets reindeer, but still seeks an answer: 'What's Christmas, Mama?' Cowdrey illustrates in a cozy, inviting art style that--while it doesn't offer much verisimilitude relating to Fiona's backstory--will appeal to younger readers invested in the characters. A predictable narrative arc (Fiona discovers that the true meaning of Christmas is giving to others) is nevertheless sweetly uplifting.--Publishers Weekly