A lot of people are wonder what they have accomplished during quarantine. In over six months, the nation crawled indoors for fear of a storming virus, it’s still not going away any time soon.
People who are into enterprise, like Kevin Smith, have used the time to be like William Shakespeare during the bubonic plague and make their own King Lear. Moreover, Channing Tatum has finished a project, too: He’s written a children’s book, which is already set to be published next year.
“The One and Only Sparkella” is a picture book described by its publisher as “a charming ode to self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter.” It details a little girl named Ella attending school for the first time, which doesn’t start off so well, partly because of her sparkle-heavy couture.
“But with a little help from her dad,” the description reads, “she soon learns the importance of just being herself, no matter what other people say.”
Tatum described the genesis of the book, his first, on Instagram. No surprise that it’s the product of spending a lot of time hunkering down with his own young daughter. “Guys, I don’t know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine,” Tatum 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.”
In his author’s bio on the publisher’s site, it reads that though the actor is best known for two 21 Jump Streets and as many Magic Mikes “his favorite role to date is being father to his six-year-old daughter, Everly, who loves sparkly, rainbow-y things.”
Channing Tatum’s The One and Only Sparkella is scheduled to be released on May 4, 2021.