Cincinnati Family Magazine

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April 13, 2024

"Fiona Helps a Friend"

New Fiona Book Explores Friendship

A new board book featuring Cincinnati's most-beloved hippo is now out!

“Fiona Helps a Friend,” by local Cincinnati author, Richard Cowdrey, follows Fiona and pals as they help kookaburra, Matilida, find her laugh. This is Cowdrey’s fourth
Fiona board book (others are Fiona: “Meet Fiona the Hippo”; “Fiona Saves the Day”; “Fiona and the Rainy Day”; and “Fantastic Fiona”).

Learn more about the book series at Meanwhile, make plans to see the real Fiona at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden located at 3400 Vine Street. Visit to pre-order tickets or call 513-281-4700 for more information.

“Fiona Helps a Friend”

About the Author

Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).