The One and Only Sparkella

The One and Only Sparkella sparkles with love, heart and exemplifies the importance of being yourself.  It has become a family favorite quickly in our home! – Momma Braga


Ella is excited for her first day at a new school.

Glimmering pencil case? Check!

Shimmering backpack? Check!

Glittery ribbons in her hair? Check!

She can’t wait to meet the other kids and share her sparkly personality. But her first day doesn’t go quite as planned: Her new classmates don’t like her disco-ball shoes, her PB&J-with-sprinkles sandwich, or her rainbow-y unicorn painting.

Ella decides to try to be less sparkly at school the next day so the other kids won’t make fun of her. But with a little help from her dad, she soon learns the importance of just being herself, no matter what other people say.


The One and Only Sparkella will spark your inner uniqueness and will have you embracing the amazing individual that you are!

This beautifully illustrated story will captivate your eyes and heart. It became a family favorite as soon as it arrived at our home.  Nikki loved the message of being yourself no matter what others say. Being a spunky six-year-old, Nikki was able to relate with what Ella went through as she went through something similar. But like Ella, Nikki was able to embrace her uniqueness and the world is a much better place because of it! 😉

For this #MelAndNikkiReview, we give this book 10 sparkling tutus out of 5! Who doesn’t love a book full of sparkle, tutus and being yourself?! We defiantly do! We also love the special bond and relationship Ella and her dad have. It is wonderful and refreshing to see a dad embracing his uniqueness in his daughter’s worlds! There is no shame in embracing tutus and sparkles as those are the moments that daughters will remember for a lifetime.

We recommend this book for all to read as we could all use a reminder of how fabulous we all are and let us SPARKLE!

My favorite part was when the dad said to Ella that she is glitter poop! That made me laugh a lot! – Nikki, Age 6

This children’s book is recommended for children ages four to eight. If you would like to purchase a copy for your reading lineup, click here.

About the Author

Channing Tatum has established himself as a leading actor, producer and now director with his debut film, Dog, which he is co-directing with his production partner, Reid Carolin. Together they founded their production company Free Association along with Peter Kiernan. Free Association has produced the 21 Jump Street and Magic Mike franchises. They also produce the worldwide stage experience, Magic Mike Live, which premiered in Las Vegas and expanded to London, Berlin and Australia. However, his favorite role to date is being father to his six-year-old daughter, Everly, who loves sparkly, rainbow-y things. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

About the Illustrator

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.

Until next time…Happy Parenting!

Momma Braga

*This book was provided in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are our own.

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