In this diverting picture story book the d'Aulaires have applied their gifts as artists and story tellers to something quite different from the picture books usually associated with them. For this is a story of a mutt, rather remotely suggested by Chekhov's story, Kashtanka. Foxie looked like a fox; he had a voracious appetite- and a young master who was a terrific tease. How this led Foxie into unexpected adventures and the discovery of new talents makes an engaging story, with much more incident than the usual picture book provides. End papers recapitulate in comic strip fashion.