Leading actor, producer, director and New York Times-bestselling author Channing Tatum’s Sparkella picture book series includes three charming odes to the love between a father and daughter.
In Sparkella's third adventure with her Dad, she is excited for her first playdate with the super cool new kid at school, Wyatt. But she's worried that all of her toys and games at home are too old, too homemade, or too uncool, so she decides to "borrow" a shiny racecar from her best friend, Tam, without asking.
When Tam is upset that her car is missing, Sparkella feels bad, but she can't seem to make herself tell the truth about taking the toy. To make things right with her friend, it'll take a little help from her dad to learn the importance of honesty and taking responsibility when you make a mistake.
In Sparkella's second adventure with her Dad, she is excited for her first sleepover with her new friend, Tam.
A glittery, glimmering outfit sure to impress? Check!
Everything they need for the awesomest tea party ever? Check!
A collection of games to delight and inspire? Check!
She can't wait for Tam to arrive in a few hours, but first she needs one more very important thing for their sleepover: A castle fit for two royal highnesses. But no matter what she tries, Sparkella just can't seem to get the castle to work. The leopard stones for the wall are too hard to find! The cardboard breaks when she tries to climb to the second floor! The nails are boring and so NOT glitter-tastic.
Sparkella is frustrated, and worried her castle will never be finished in time. But with a little help from her dad, she soon learns the importance of patience, and figuring out creative new ways to do things when your original plans fall through.
“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.”
“For the children, or the inner child, in your life.”
Channing Tatum to Star in Adaptation of His Children’s Book ‘The One and Only Sparkella’
By Rebecca Rubin, Ramin Setoodeh
Channing Tatum is turning his children’s book “The One and Only Sparkella” into a feature film.
Tatum will star in the live-action movie, which is set at MGM and does not have a title yet. Per the official logline, the story will “take on the magic of Sparkella that sees a father and his daughter fall headlong into the infinitely surprising world of her imagination.” There’s no word on who will play Tatum’s character’s daughter, a little girl who loves all things glitter.
Tatum’s book “The One and Only Sparkella,” a charming ode to self-esteem and father-daughter love, was released in May 2021 and debuted at No. 1 on the New York Times best-seller list. It was the first of a three-book deal with Feiwel and Friends. A sequel, “The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan,” is publishing on May 31, 2022.