Maxi the taxi dog is back with his partner Jim, all set for new adventures. Starting off in their cab, they pick up two sailors just in from Tahiti, then watch a parade with giant floats, and stop for frankfurters and a blueberry tart. When someone cries "Stop, thief!" Maxi speeds off in hot pursuit of a purse snatcher, while Jim cheers him on. How Maxi finally catches the thief and is proclaimed a hero to the applause of the crowd makes this a rousing tale for all young readers.