The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie (Hardcover)
The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie continues actor, producer and director Channing Tatum's Sparkella picture book series, a charming ode to self-reliance and the love between father and daughter, illustrated by Kim Barnes.
Sparkella 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 un-cool, 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.
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 Sparkella series written by Channing Tatum (The One and Only Sparkella and The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan).
Praise for The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie:
"Effervescent ... Comfortingly reassuring ... An awesome-tastic invitation to have or share thoughts about bad and better choices." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan:
"Laying on saturated colors and sprays of tiny stars with a lavish hand, Barnes depicts the two young 'royals' in flamboyantly decorated settings—even Dad’s motorcycle is a dazzling confection awash in bows ... A second scintillating celebration of personal style and dad-daughter DIY." —Kirkus Reviews
Praise for The One and Only Sparkella:
An Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!
A Publishers Weekly Bestseller!
"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