I saw this one pop up on my twitter feed from the publisher, and after checking some things, I saw that I just wanted to read this book. This isn’t because there is such a famous name attached to it, that is only a small factor. I just love picture books, and I have heard that Jimmy Fallon is quite a funny person, the illustrations also look great. Mix those together and you got my reasons why I wanted to try this book out.
I can honestly say that I am delighted with this tiny book, of course it isn’t 100% good at all times, that is the reason why I gave it a 4 instead of 5 stars. It is quite repetitive, most of the book is a farm animal dads saying Dada and trying to have his kid repeat it. Of course said kid replies not with Dada but with the telltale sound of that animal (so in case of a cow it would go moo). This goes on for a few times, and does get a bit boring, but it is still funny and silly. The ending is really fun and I loved that it was added. It gave me a laugh. That poor animal though.
The illustrations are quite good, I like the style. Simplistic, but fun. The animals often wear different expressions, some are sad, others look angry, which made the story more fun. It shows that these dads are truly dedicated to having their kids say that magical word. 🙂
I am sure the truly little ones will love this book, it clearly campaigns for the word Dada (as the book promises), but it also gives little kids a chance to learn about animals and what sounds those animals make. It also has a cute ending that is sure to bring a smile to everyone’s faces.
All in all, I would recommend this book. It might be a bit repetitive but it is still great fun.