Tess Kossow

Mom. Entrepreneur. Author.

“I can’t wait to read it to my boys! I also love so much that they will have this book to let them know what we went through to get them here! It really is such a brilliant idea!”

– Jennifer Hanks

“What a well thought out book, a real life event, where emotions can be felt for the journey of the parents of little ‘Ferris’, that can resonate to every reader, compact into a book with wonderful animations that will relate to any child. So looking forward to the rest of the series”

–  Shashi Kerai (Owner)
Primrose School of St. Charles West

“Two of my nieces are having babies in the spring. I thought “I’m Very Ferris” was a fabulous book to add to their libraries. The book is very easy to read and colorful. It’s a great story to help little ones know how special they are.”  

– Donna

I conceived my children through in vitro so this book has a special place in my heart.

– Dana

I’m Very Ferris is an inspiration to parent’s around the world! Whether you have experienced infertility or have been fortunate to not, I’m Very Ferris is a great opportunity to educate your child on the challenges that we face in the world and how with love and science, becoming a parent is possible! Great work!”

– DK

Ferris is my last embryo and the answered prayer of faith, love and science through IVF.

I made the decision to compose the I’m Very Ferris series after leaving corporate America and, once-and-for-all jumping into the risk of starting my own company.

I am a mother, first and foremost, and everything else comes second.  I believe you really can have and achieve anything you want…but you are going to have to work for it and expect nothing to be handed to you. 

Meet Ferris

Inspired by my own sweet boy, Ferris, the I’m Very Ferris children’s book series was created so parents have an easy way to talk about IVF with their kids.

The first in the Ferris series is just a few weeks away from being published and the manuscript for the second book in the series is underway.

I searched everywhere for books written for children to help explain In Vitro Fertilization and I couldn’t find a single one – so I decided to write one!

After receiving such positive feedback on my early efforts, I not only completed the first manuscript but I’m also half way through the second book in the series!

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I‘m Very Ferris is just darling and such a heartwarming story that so many families can relate to. Tess has tackled such a delicate subject, forging a new path for parents to talk about the journey of IVF with their kids. The captivating, whimsical illustrations are just icing on the cake for this amazing book!” 

– Lindsay Chan


I'm Very Ferris

I'm Very Ferris is the exciting entrance to a children's series that takes the delicate discussion of In Vitro Fertilization and makes it understandable and relatable through the eyes of a child.  Follow along with Ferris as he brings you into his little world and shares the adventure of his life and how he came to be.

I'm Very Ferris Takes a Bubble Bath

In the second installment in the I'm Very Ferris series.  Splash along with Ferris as he brings you into his latest adventure...a bubble bath!  Children will fall in love with this relatable bath time story all the while understanding what IVF is in a fun picture book series.

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