Balzer + Bray The Digger and the Butterfly
Balzer + Bray The Digger and the Butterfly

The Digger and the Butterfly

By Joseph Kuefler


Publication Date: May 23, 2023

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Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3

From the acclaimed author-illustrator Joseph Kuefler, comes the third book in his popular Digger picture book series, about a crew of building trucks who befriend a caterpillar and witness its metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly.

Digger and the other big trucks work all day, smashing and building and transforming their jobsite.But when a caterpillar weaves its cocoon onto Digger’s bucket, he is forced to stop and be still.In the stillness, Digger begins to notice the world beyond his worksite. And when the butterfly finally emerges, it’s clear that Digger and his friends have also been changed forever.This book will include back matter which illustrates the stages of metamorphosis for young readers.

About the Author

Joseph Kuefler is the author-illustrator of the Digger series, Beyond the Pond, Rulers of the Playground, Pillow Places, and Bigger Than a Bumblebee and the illustrator of Night Is for Darkness by Jonathan Stutzman. He lives in Minnesota with his wife and children. You can visit him online at

Format: Hardcover

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Balzer + Bray

Publication Date: May 23, 2023

ISBN: 9780063237940

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