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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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, ...
Al the janitor doesn't mind working hard all day, even though he hardly makes enough to pay for a tiny studio and keep food in his and his dog's mouths. But Eddie, the little dog, wishes for space to run around. When a giant toucan pokes his head in the bathroom window one day and offers to take the...
I found the illustrations in this 1987 Caldecott winner very appealing - they reminded me very much of another bizarre picture book that I hold in very high esteem (My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World). But I don't even know where to start with the story....it's not one that I particularly want t...