Your first look at Kate Ferdinand’s new book

The Family Tree is an enchanting story about fairies, baking, and the magic of blended families from TV star and influencer Kate Ferdinand.

An image of the new book by Kate Ferdinand, The Family Tree. The book cover features an illustration of a beautiful tree with a family of four fairies surrounding it

The book

In a magical forest full of busy birds and buzzy bugs, there stands a giant oak tree. This is where the fairy families live!

Ash and Willow live in the Family Tree with their dad. They love baking and can't wait to enter the Busy Beetle Bake-Off, but everything changes when their dad introduces them to a new fairy, Hazel. With their bakes going badly, and a new member of the family to get used to, will Ash and Willow manage to find a way to win the contest?

This is Kate Ferdinand's first picture book for children - a heartwarming story full of magic, friendship, and baking that will help children of blended families feel seen, heard, and appreciated.

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The author

Kate Ferdinand, former TOWIE star, has quickly become one of the UK's most relatable women, having recently married professional footballer Rio Ferdinand and taken on the role of stepmum to his three young children. Their intimate documentary Rio and Kate: Becoming a Stepfamily aired on BBC One in 2020 with an incredible consolidated audience of over 7 million viewers. They have since welcomed their first baby together, and in December 2021 Kate released her new venture Blended, a platform for blended families to share their experiences and advice, and her podcast celebrating blended families. With her first picture book for children, The Family Tree, Kate aims to help children of blended families feel seen, heard, and appreciated.

The illustrator

Emma Randall was born and raised in Northamptonshire, where some of her earliest memories include scribbling away on reams of paper that her Dad would bring home from work by the box load and writing her own stories. She loves designing characters, and detailed patterns and using bright colour palettes, working initially with lines, and then bringing them to life using an eclectic array of paint, pens, pencil crayons, and digital media. She lives on the outskirts of Bristol with her husband and three children.

The Family Tree by Kate Ferdinand will be released on 8 June 2023.

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