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A bestselling picture book perfect for Father's Day from Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon.Your baby's first word will be . . ."Dada!"Right?Everyone knows that fathers wage a secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada!" But how does it work? Jimmy Fallon, one of the most popular entertainers in the world and NBC's The Tonight Show host, shows you how.A New York Times bestselling picture book, perfect for Father's Day.'A punchy and deceptively simple story that will make for some fun readalouds.' - Publisher's Weekly

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23rd June '17
I read it to Elaronndy3 aged 11 months aged 0
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
5 stars
I read this my Grandson Oliver.
He is just starting to make sounds and he loves the farm. 
This book was lovely to read with him and although i was hoping he would say nanny first i am sure that Dada will be his first word.
Lovely colourful book lots of pictures and big enough for small hands
11th June '16
I read it to Samuel aged 6 months aged 0
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
5 stars
I'm bracing myself for the inevitable: my son's first word is most likely to be Dada and not Mama. Sniff. Cue pangs of mild envy. I needn't worry though. He doesn't love Daddy more than me; it's just easier to say Dada, that's all.

But, hang on. Is this the real reason? According to Jimmy Fallon, every father is actually waging a secret campaign to ensure that their baby's first word will be Dada. In this gorgeous picture book, set on a farm, we meet various animal fathers encouraging their young to speak their first word: Dada. Amusingly, all efforts are met with failure.

This book is fun to read aloud because of all the animal noises. It has a gentle humour and a reassuring predictability. It's also a lovely way to reinforce animal names. I love the bold simplicity of the illustrations and the looks of frustration on the fathers' faces. A great book for daddies and mommies to share with their children.
24th May '16
I read it to nehaparmar888 aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
Received the book today and my daughter was very happy with the pictures in it and she could say all the words on it when I recited to her, she's 2 years ..I personally like the hard bound cover and the pictures in it. It's going to be a night time story book with my story and illustrations of the book. 
23rd September '17
I read it to CarterB aged 3 aged 3 & to Landon10 aged 6 aged 6
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
5 stars
As a family we have a friendly rivalry over the first words our boys would say so I loved the title of the book from the get go. 
My three year old loved the challenge of reading some of the words and my elder son would giggle at the disagreements my wife would have over memories of their first words. 
Lovely illustrations and a great gift idea for first birthdays. 
26th July '16
I read it to Dylanloves aged 3 aged 3
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
5 stars
My 3 year old son loved reading this book. He really enjoyed being able to read the words and was given so much confidence in knowing what the pages said when the animals made their noises. This book is perfect for children who are learning to read and are learning the relation between words and pictures in a book. 
2nd June '16
I read it to JackSmith aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
This book is great for babies and toddlers. The illustrations are bold and bright. On each page there is an animal, my 2.5 year old son loved to do each animal noise. There are not a lot of words but the illustrations are wonderful.
20th June '17
I read it to MiloPercy aged 2 aged 2
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5 stars
I have a 2 and a half year old who has a speech delay and can only say a handful of words. He was so excited when this book arrived!

I've been reading it to him every night and now he can "read" it along with me so it's done wonders for his speech development. The illustrations are simple, but adorable and my 2 year old really loves looking at the book with me and pointing to all of the pictures.
28th June '17
I read it to Jjtm2016 aged 11 months aged 0
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5 stars
Used this as an extra present for fathers day, for my son and his dad to enjoy together.  
They both really enjoyed it, and it had to be ready a few times in a row - every time they got to the end, our son had a little tantrum until they started reading it again. 
Its a very cute book. 
21st June '17
I read it to FreyasBooks aged 4 aged 4
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
5 stars
A lovely little book, very simple but fun. It has adorable colourful illustrations and my daughter loves looking through it and reading it to me. 
29th June '17
I read it to racer217 aged 4 aged 4
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5 stars
this book was a great hardback book and little boy loved looking at the book with me :)
he loves his dadda so reading this with him he thought was amazing
a great story and lovely picture book
would highly recommend
6th June '17
I read it to Ibby aged 4 aged 4
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4 stars
Nice book to read, especially if dad's are doing the bedtime reading. Nice book and lovely pics.
10th May '17
I read it to LittleMissDalloway aged 3 aged 3
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4 stars
It's a cute and funny book with great illustrations. Once I explained the joke to my daughter (3) she thought it was really funny. 
I like it although there isn't a huge story to tell, you can fill the gaps yourself and talk about the animals. Great for language development (animals, colours) with younger kids. 
24th May '16
I read it to MiloPercy aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Firstly, what a beautiful book! My 16 month old loved looking at all of the pictures, and it isn't 'wordy' at all, which is perfect for younger children.
I love that it teaches young children the different animal sounds, and also 'dada' (which was my little one's first 'word', much to my annoyance! Haha.)
The illustrations are simple, but very colourful which creates a book which is engaging for young children and keeps their attention.
25th October '17
I read it to Oliver0907 aged 1 aged 1
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4 stars
Great book! My little boy has just started putting sounds together to make 'words', and he loves copying sounds and syllables. This book works wonders for his speech and he loves the farmyard animals!
Very simple and easy-to-read book with great illustrations and fun for my little one.
May not be great for older children, but for my 1 year old, its absolutely perfect.
18th August '17
I read it to EllaBellas1 aged 2 aged 2
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
4 stars
At first I thought this book might be a bit too simple for my daughter who just turned two recently, but she really likes it, she loves the pictures and doing the animal noises. 
My husband enjoys reading it with her too. 
Its defintiely one that she repeatedly chooses from her bookshelf when she goes to pick a book.
2nd June '16
I read it to rocketrobot aged 2 aged 2
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
4 stars
I have read this book numerous times to my 2.5 year old and he really enjoys it. It's simple but appealing, allowing plenty of scope for your own interpretation, and the illustrations are lovely.
The repetition makes it easy and fun for him to join in and it's a nice way for children to explore different animals and their sounds. We like the humour-especially the duckling at the end!
My only negative and so the reason for 4 stars is the rrp. Much as we love the book, I'm not sure I would pay £11.99 for it? Otherwise a wonderful little read. X 
26th May '16
I read it to LittleMissDalloway aged 2 aged 2
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4 stars
I thought this was a really cute book with interesting illustrations and quite a funny concept. My daughter (2) really likes this book and likes to make the noises for each animal and talks about the 'grumpy' and 'cross' animals. I think two might be about the upper limit for this book as it is a really simple picture book with minimal story. That being said, we are really enjoying it at the moment!
15th June '17
I read it to dani aged 4 aged 4
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3 stars
Being a fan of Jimmy Fallon, I was quite excited to read this book. I was expecting a witty and humorous book for children my daughter's age. While it was a nice book, it did not meet my expectations at all. It consists of a variety of animals sternly saying Dada, while their babies make animal sounds. Until the end, where the gathered babies say Dada, to their fathers' joy. It was cute, but not what I'd expect from a famous comedian. My daughter seemed to enjoy reading the word Dada, so that was a nice educational benefit for a child just starting to learn phonics. But it didn't really hold her interest. I think this would be much more suited to infants and toddlers. The pictures and story are simple, and it gives them the opportunity to identify animals by sound. The repetition of Dada would be good for vocabulary development, as well. It would be a nice book for young children, but not for preschoolers and above.
11th June '16
I read it to bookbairn_ aged 1 aged 1
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3 stars
'Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada' by Jimmy Fallon with illustrations by Miguel Ordonez has been an instant hit in our house! Not only is it completely true that BookBairn's first word was "Dada", this book is a hilarious take on all fathers' secret campaign to ensure that their babies' first word is "Dada"! Each page features a daddy and a baby animal with the daddy saying "dada" and the baby responding with their appropriate animal sound, I won't spoil the end, expect to say that it's not a huge surprise whether this campaign is successful! The absolute charm of this book is in the illustrations! They are beautifully simplistic with strong colours set in pastel backgrounds making each creature stand out on the page. The variety of expressions will appeal to grown ups from pleading dads to grumpy dads to desperate dads to angry dads, its fabulous! I must admit I was originally skeptical about this book as it was written by a celebrity I thought it might be 'lacking', for want of a better word, but I have been proven wrong. This book is cute, funny and bang on point. Perfect for dads of little people who are yet to say their first word or for dads who love doing animal impressions (and we all know ones that do!).
9th October '18
I read it to Anas aged 3 aged 3 & to Amina aged 1 aged 1
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3 stars
Good book with lovely illustrations 
19th June '17
I read it to BabyAlice aged 5 months aged 0
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
3 stars
I really wanted this book to encourage my other half to read to my daughter. I gave it as a father's day pressie and he was thrilled with it. 

However, I was a bit disappointed with the book when it arrived as there is not much of a story within. The illustrations are good but the book itself is really simple. It is good for little ones to look at animals and learn what noises they make - but we've got other books that do this so much better, and hold her attention more.

My little one is only 5 months old so maybe she will prefer it when she is older. I'm sure daddy will enjoy reading this book to her - I'm just hoping her 1st word is not dada!!!
5th June '16
I read it myself (an adult) , to IRE aged 4 aged 4 & to TAME aged 2 aged 2
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
3 stars
The idea behind this book is great - each daddy animal want their baby's first word to be "Dada" but the baby animals don't play ball and instead say "quack, moo, oink etc! This concept was totally lost on my two year old and possibly also my four year old. However, my two year old loved repeating the animal sounds and looking at the animal pictures. The illustrations are very funny but again my children couldn't understand why the daddy animals looked cross as their babies were making the correct animal noises!! 
9th July '17
I read it to Missmoo aged 6 aged 6 & to Locket aged 3 aged 3
Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada: Board Book 9781444931433
3 stars
This book is brilliantly illustrated and my children liked to look at the pictures and the eldest was reading it to my youngest they both enjoyed it
25th May '16
I read it to GCR13 aged 3 aged 3
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2 stars
This is a strange book.
I think that the idea is that the baby animal is meant to copy the adult animal and say 'Dada', but it is not clear and some of the illustrations were unclear as well.
Georgie had a puzzled look on her face throughout the book and hasn't picked it up again.
27th June '17
I read it to Sebbiesaurus28 aged 3 aged 3
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2 stars
The art in this book is very cute, but I think this book is for ages three and under, not 3,4 or 5 
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About Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon lives in New York City with his wife, Nancy, and their two daughters, Winnie and Franny. He received glowing reviews for Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA , but when he looked around his house and realized everything was MAMA, he went back to work. If you have a three-year-old, they'll love the pictures. And if you ha...

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About Miguel Ordonez

Emmy and Grammy Award winner Jimmy Fallon did everything in his power to ensure that his daughter's first word would be "Dada!" Yes, he has many other projects on his plate, like hosting NBC's The Tonight Show. But he was determined that his daughter would say "Dada!" before any...

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