Title: Grandfather Twilight
Author: Barbara Berger
Age Category: Infant to 2 years
Genre: Baby Board Books
Grandfather Twilight, by Barbara Berger: Summary
The central character of Barbara Berger’s baby board book Grandfather Twilight is, logically enough, an old man with white hair and beard named Grandfather Twilight. He lives in a beautiful deciduous forest and spends his days reading in a comfortable armchair, accompanied by his dog, his cat, and a bird.
The story of this board book traces Grandfather Twilight’s evening routine. He takes a pearl from an endless strand he keeps in a wooden chest and goes for a walk with his dog. As he walks, the pearl grows, the sounds of the forest hush, and the colors of a beautiful twilight sky fan out behind him like a misty ethereal wake. At this point the illustrations alone tell the story for a time, unaided by text. Continue reading