Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 0 to 7
- Grade: p to 2
- Reading age: 4 to 8
Gregory is a mouse and Al is a caterpillar. The two are the closest of friends, sharing everything until one day Al tucks himself into a blanket and doesn't come out. Gregory is sad at the loss of his friend. Even his dreams of flying a kite are no distraction until, one day, Al returns, transformed, bringing with him confirmation of their friendship and the fulfillment of Gregory's dream.
About the authors
Kim La Fave, a Governor General's Award-winning artist, is the illustrator of Amos's Sweater (by Janet Lunn) -- winner of the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award and the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award for illustration -- Follow That Star (by Kenneth Oppel), I Am Small (by Cherrie Fitch), the bestselling The Bones and Skeleton Book (by Steven Cumbaa) and many other children's books. He lives in Roberts Creek, BC.
- Short-listed, Chocolate Lily nominee
- Commended, Canadian Toy Testing Council Recommended Books
- Commended, CCBC Our Choice