10/20/2014 at 09:00 AM ET
It’s the magical moment most parents secretly wish will end in a win for them — baby’s first word!
But then it happened: first-time father Jimmy Fallon‘s daughter Winnie Rose gave those coveted bragging rights to mom Nancy Juvonen Fallon.
Now the Tonight Show host is doing his part to ensure his fellow fathers don’t miss out on the milestone by publishing his first children’s book, Your Baby’s First Word Will Be Dada.
“This is one of the few celebrity books that you can tell was actually written by a celebrity,” Fallon, 40, jokes.
The sweet picture book — available June 9 — serves as a hilarious how-to on coaching your kiddie to show Dad some love, with cows, sheep, horses and mice prompting their pint-sized mini-me‘s to say, “Dada.”
Courtesy Jimmy Fallon
And his board book debut is already a best-seller in 15-month-old Winnie’s eyes, who also gave the colorful illustrations two thumbs up.
“My baby personally approved of the beautiful artwork by Miguel Ordóñez,” the proud dad says.
– Anya Leon