Also by this author: Everything Is Mama, This Is Baby
Series: Dada, Mama, Baby
Published by Feiwel & Friends on June 9, 2015
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Your baby's first word will be . . .
Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!"
But how does it work?One of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, Jimmy Fallon, shows you how.
Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada is a simple, animal sounds board book that portrays different animal dads trying to get their little ones to say “Dada!” Each two-panel set has one the dad emphatically saying “Dada!” but their little one replies with the appropriate animal noise instead.
Jimmy Fallon takes us through the animal kingdom as cows, sheep, ducks, bees, dogs, rabbits, cats, mice, donkeys, pigs, frogs, chickens, and horses all attempt to teach their children this Most Important Word. The final set of panels results in success. As all the dads look on, their children respond with a great, big cry of DADA!
This is a cute book. It’s simple. The illustrations are colorful, yet not overwhelming. The array of animals is appropriate and comprehensive. Fallon wrote this book for his oldest daughter, Winnie, with obvious hopes…(The back cover tells us that these hopes were thoroughly dashed.)
If anything, the book is too simple. It’s two words repeated over and over and over…but you know what? That’s childhood. My son absolutely loves this book. As a little one with language delays “Dada” was his only word for a long time and we loved this book because of the interaction it allowed us to have with each other.
Fallon has gone on to write two other books in this series Everything is Mama and This is Baby. Both of these volumes are more complex and have a greater replay-ability value, but Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada will forever hold a special place in my heart. It was the first book I ever read to my son and it’s one he still requests three years later.