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 when they experienced something not being as good as it seemed. Character traits could also be analyzed after reading this book.
Guided Reading level: N