Channing Tatum wrote a children’s book during lockdown and dedicated it to his daughter

‘This is what I created for my little girl. From what is, I guess, the little girl in me’

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 01 September 2020 09:15
Jenna Dewan-Tatum performs dance on Channing Tatum during Lip Sync Battle

Channing Tatum has written a children’s book while in coronavirus lockdown, which he will dedicate to his six-year-old daughter, Everly.

The Magic Mike star announced the project – which will be entitled The One and Only Sparkella – in an Instagram post on Monday (31 August).

“Guys, I don’t know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine,” he wrote. “I ended up accidentally locking myself in my 7-year-old daughter’s room. And I ended up finding my inner child.

“So this is what I created for my little girl. From what is, I guess, the little girl in me. Thanks for reading.”

People also obtained the book’s dedication, in which Tatum describes his daughter as “the most brilliant magical being that I have ever known” and “my greatest teacher”.

Channing Tatum at the WSJ Innovator Awards in November 2019

The book will be published in the US by Feiwel & Friends in May 2021.

The One and Only Sparkella​’s plot concerns a young girl named Ella who gets teased at school for her love of sparkly things, and for wearing disco ball shoes.

Ella’s father then steps in to teach her about self-love and self-expression.

Tatum’s next on-screen role is America: The Motion Picture, an animated comedy produced for Netflix, in which Tatum will voice US president George Washington.

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