Fiona's Train Ride children's book - In this Level 1 I Can Read book about Fiona the hippo, emergent readers ride along with Fiona and a couple of her friends as they take the zoo train to visit a new baby---a red panda! And guess who drives the train? Created by New York Times bestselling artist Richard Cowdrey, beginning readers will enjoy learning more about Fiona in this Level One I Can Read book. Fiona the hippo was born six weeks before her due date. The whole world watched as this tiny baby hippo learned to eat, walk, and swim. Her courage and spunk helped her become a happy, healthy hippopotamus.