Kuefler, Joseph. Digger and the Duckling, The. Joseph Kuefler, Illus. Picture Book. Balzer & Bray, 02/2022. pp. $18.99 .978-0-06-306254-2. HIGH ADDITIONAL. GRADES PRE-K .
Digger and the other construction trucks’ work is disrupted by a duckling who waddles in and makes his home on the construction site, climbing on and around each truck. As in the previous Digger title (The Digger and Flower, 2018), Digger shows care for living things in the work area by taking care of the duckling, while construction continues
and the seasons change. The gray scale background focuses the action on the brightly colored trucks (muted with halftone, dot-shaded details) and depicts the yellow duckling growing into a brown duck. Great for truck lovers and if one is looking for a story about the cycle of life and caring for nature.
Joshua Rees, Daly City Public Library