The envy of all the foxes in Vail because of her unique, red coat and magnificent tail, Fredrica fails to heed warnings about humans. Shes lured into a community of young people where she eventually finds herself living as their pet with all the finer things of life such as pizza, junk food, and a warm place to sleep.
However, environmentalists in the area open the eyes of her new friends to the harm theyre doing to her through their kindness. That means no more breakfast burritos for Fredrica. She sees herself as a forlorn forgotten fox, and for days she shivers in the cold den from lack of her thick beautiful coat and tail, destroyed by the junk food diet. Her fox life flashes before her eyes, and a sense of doom creeps over her. She recognizes the consequences of her folly and vows to be a humble and wiser fox.
This picture book for children tells a story of redemption and second chances through Fredricas struggles with pride and disobedience.