The One and Only Sparkella (Hardcover)
Leading actor, producer and director Channing Tatum's picture book debut, The One and Only Sparkella is a charming ode to self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter--illustrated by Kim Barnes.
Ella is excited for her first day at a new school.
Glimmering pencil case? Check!
Shimmering backpack? Check!
Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check!
She can't wait to meet the other kids and share her sparkly personality. But her first day doesn't go quite as planned: Her new classmates don't like her disco-ball shoes, her PB&J-with-sprinkles sandwich, or her rainbow-y unicorn painting.
Ella decides to try to be less sparkly at school the next day so the other kids won't make fun of her. But with a little help from her dad, she soon learns the importance of just being herself, no matter what other people say.
About the Author
Channing Tatum has established himself as a leading actor, producer and now director with his debut film, Dog, which he is co-directing with his production partner, Reid Carolin. Together they founded their production company Free Association along with Peter Kiernan. Free Association has produced the 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike franchises. They also produce the worldwide stage experience, Magic Mike Live, which premiered in Las Vegas and expanded to London, Berlin and Australia. However, his favorite role to date is being father to his daughter, Everly, who loves sparkly, rainbow-y things. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
Kim Barnes lives on the Isle of Wight with her partner and two children, Leo and Cameo, who greatly inspire her work. She graduated from Lincoln University, England, and has drawn ever since she was a young child. She is the illustrator of The One and Only Sparkella.
Praise for The One and Only Sparkella:
"Hollywood superstar Tatum pens a sparkling debut. ... The endearing representation of a supportive single father makes this book shine; similarly, the illustrations delight throughout, tenderly reflecting Sparkella’s struggles and successes. A charming story of self-reliance." —School Library Journal, starred review
"A delightful tale that encourages kids to embrace their individuality." —People
"For the children, or the inner child, in your life." —Oprah Daily
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