Channing Tatum — actor, father, and buffest fairy in all the land — announced the release of his first children's book in an Instagram post on Aug. 31, and the accompanying shirtless photo is magical in more ways than one. The photo in question gave us all a sneak peek at the cover of The One and Only Sparkella, Channing's debut picture book about self-esteem and the love between a father and daughter. "My only wish is for more time in this life to play in all of the magical realms we have created," Channing wrote in the book dedication, according to People. "This is also for all dads that might have a little girl . . . Wear whatever, dance however, and be as magical as you can. Because I promise they will return the love."
In creating the book, Channing said he had to channel his "inner child," and his Instagram photo is proof that he deserves to be invited to all the pretend unicorn tea parties. From the sparkly fairy wings to the paint-splattered apron and princess eye mask, we are here for this look, Channing. "Guys, I don't know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine," Channing captioned the photo, in which he's reading a copy of Sparkella to a family of unicorns. "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. . . Thanks for reading."
The book — which will be published on May 4, 2021 by Feiwel & Friends — is illustrated by Kim Barnes and is the first in a planned series about Sparkella. We have a feeling we're going to love every heartwarming page, so preorder a copy of The One and Only Sparkella for your little one below.