Sheila Burnford of Incredible Journey fame here turns to old and new animal friends in a sheaf of reminiscences. Her interests are far-ranging, although always grounded in nature. She tells of a personal rendezvous with evolution when, as Burnford woman, she undertook the manufacturing of artifacts found at the Brohm site. Among the creatures who sit for portraits are Tom, a cat that came with the snows and left with the spring and would never submit to human bondage; Claud, the canary whose catered summers are delightfully recorded; and William, the aged dog who had brought up the children and who was then patiently attended by them. Mrs. Burnford's responsiveness to the world about her is so refreshingly recalled that her pastimes are sure to engage the attention of nature-loving distaffers.