Tonight Show funny man, Jimmy Fallon, poured his creative energy into a cute book for toddlers called, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada. Frustrated that his now-two-year-old daughter, Winnie, said, “mama” as her first word, he was determined to change that for his second daughter, Franny.

Fallon admitted that it is obvious what this book’s intention is: “There’s no plot. There’s barely a plot,” Fallon shared with Today Show host Matt Lauer. Fallon solely wanted to do everything possible to ensure that his and your baby’s first word will be, ‘dada’.”

I’m all for making it easier for dads to connect with their little ones—and for sparking a love of reading! Although dads are Fallon’s intended audience, I found this book quite endearing and fun to read with my little guys. My sons can already talk so I quite enjoy when we go through the book together—my youngest often has adorable things to say like, “That pig-daddy looks pretty mad!”

Paxton reading

This is my husband and son reading a book together.

As I would expect from Jimmy Fallon, the images in his Dada book are goofy, bright and quirky. It’s a great read to spark little imaginations.

I am grateful that the Canadian publishers of this title, Raincoast Books, are offering my readers an opportunity to win a signed copy of Your Baby’s First Words Will Be Dada. To enter the giveaway, please go below to the entry form. I can’t wait to hear your comments about your favourite way to connect with your baby!  Mine was always during bath time!  

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada, excluding those residing in Quebec, who are over 18 years of age.