Author: Arthur YorinksAge Range: 4 - 8 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Lexile Measure: 320L
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Square Fish; Reprint edition (May 1, 1989)
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.
Package Dimensions: 9.5 x 8.8 x 0.3 inches