In Fox walked alone, Barbara Reid spins a story to explain how the animals came to Noah’s Ark. An interesting companion to her Two by Two story which follows the story of the Ark. Rhyming couplets and engaging art make this story an enjoyable read. Barbara Reid knows how to vary perspective and add details which catch the reader and draw them into the pictures. Although the text is fairly simple for young readers there are some well-chosen words which give the text richness. Rhyming couplets can sound forced but this texts trips along without feeling trite. The story would fit thematically into units on weather, animals, survival, legend, repeated addition.