Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem?Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at eachothers throats... show more
Al, a janitor, and his faithful dog, Eddie, live in a single room on the West Side. They eat together, they work together, they do everything together. So what's the problem?Thier room is crowded and cramped; their life is an endless struggle. Al and Eddie are practically at eachothers throats when a large and mysterious bird offers them a new life in paradise. After some debate, they decide to accept.Transported to a gorgeous island in the sky, Al and Eddie are soon living a life of ease and luxury. But they come to find that the grass can be a little too green on the other side. After a dramatic, nearly tragic escape from their paradise prison, both man and dog agree: there really is no place like home. Hey, Al is the winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal.
Publish date: November 1st 1986
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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Hey, Al is an engaging book about a janitor and a dog who live together but always seem to argue. A large bird offers to take them to an island for a new life, but they soon realize life is not always greener on the other side. As an extension to this book, I would get students to write about a time...
AL, a janitor, and Eddie, his sidekick pup live in a single room apartment on the West Side. They do everything together, but what is the problem? Their apartment is way too small and crowded. A mysterious bird offers them a new life in an island in the sky, but what they come to find out is that so...
Genre: Birds / Better Life / Friends Year Published: 1986 Year Read: 2014 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux After reading many Caldecott Medal award winning books, I stumbled upon this rare gem called “Hey, Al” which won a Caldecott Medal and was written by Arthur Yorinks along wi...
Nice story, but it might be too confusing of an ending. I know I was slightly confused about how it ended and what would happen next. It has wonderful art throughout though.
I saw Hey, Al sitting on the shelf at the library where I work, and I picked it up on impulse for the kids. Would they like it? I didn't know, but I thought there was a good chance that they'd at least enjoy parts of it. They really enjoyed Hey, Al. It was very easy for my nephew to understand, ...