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When 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. 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 feelin ...more
Board book, 14 pages
Published January 2nd 2018 by blue manatee press
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Hello, friends! We are so excited about today’s review: Fiona’s Feelings, written by Dr. John Hutton and featuring the Cincinatti Zoo and Botanical Garden’s photographs of the internet’s favorite baby hippo, Fiona!
Using real photographs of Fiona’s remarkably expressive face, this beginner’s board book explores emotions like happiness, anger, silliness and pride, using simple rhyming sentences t ...more
Who doesn't love photos of baby hippos? Fiona, of Cincinnati Zoo fame, will make children giggle as they leaf through the pages of this cheery board book about feelings. There are lots of things kids ages 18 months to 4 years and parents can explore together and talk about in this small but mighty book, Fiona's Feelings by Dr. John Hutton.
When Fiona wears her "mad" face, I cannot help but laugh :) This is an adorable way to familiarize children with the concept of feelings and also connect them to a fiercely loved hippo named Fiona who resides at the Cincinnati Zoo.
This super cute board book is about Fiona, the "baby" hippo who was born and lives at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden with her mother, Bibi. Each photo shows a different emotion as displayed by Fiona.
Dr. John S. Hutton is a pediatrician and researcher at the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reading and Literacy Discovery Center, owner/overseer of blue manatee children’s bookstore and founder of blue manatee press. His research and advocacy interests are the influence of home reading environment and shared reading on early brain development, the health effects of screen-based media, and the creat ...more