Type Book
Date 1986
Series Caldecott Medal (1987)
Tags picture book, children's book, male protagonist

Hey, Al

Winner of the 1987 Caldecott Medal. Al and his dog, Eddie, live in a tiny one-room apartment, and Eddie isn't happy. They're led by a large bird to a kind of paradise, but they begin to turn into birds themselves, so they escape and are happy with their old apartment. "Paradise lost is sometimes Heaven found."

The art is cleverly fit into rectangles, with bits poking out at the edges. Extremely nice. There's good emotional impact when Al believes he's lost Eddie, too. An altogether very good book.

Name Role
Arthur Yorinks Author
Richard Egielski Illustrator