Hey, Al

Arthur Yorinks and Richard Egielski

On the West Side, janitor Al and his devoted dog Eddie share a single room. They do everything together, including eating and working. What then is the issue?

Their life is an unending struggle, and their space is small and congested. When a big, enigmatic bird promises them a new life in paradise, Al and Eddie are almost at each other’s throats. They decide to accept after much deliberation.

Al and Eddie are suddenly living in ease and luxury after being transported to a beautiful island in the skies. However, they discover that on the other side, the grass might sometimes be a little too green. Man and dog agree that there is no place like home after a spectacular, almost fatal escape from their paradise prison.

Hey, the 1987 Caldecott Medal winner is Al.