Channing Tatum skyrocketed to fame with the release of his debut picture book The One and Only Sparkella back in 2021. Now, with his third installment The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie, Sparkella and her dad are back in another wholesome story that celebrates being true to yourself – and how wonderful it is to have someone to support you. Tatum's Sparkella series has been a pleasant surprise and well worth it's place in our story time.
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.
About the Author
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, The One and Only Sparkella Makes a Plan, and The One and Only Sparkella and the Big Lie).