A sunny fanciful family story for the kindergarten age and second year readers, the delicate, sentimental charm of this book should appeal to adults if not to children. The Apple family --Father and Mother, McIntosh, Jonathan, Delicious, Snow and Ann --move from the city to a wonderful house in an apple orchard. There they paint their house- (red with a green roof), grow apples, and own a goat named Nonesuch. The story is episodic with plenty of rhythmic dialogue and happy group activities, and the emphasis on a Jolly family life. The two-color illustrations by Ninon MacKnight are delicately whimsical with a feminine prettiness that may irritate children fond of bright, splashy colors; The fragile unreality of the book does lesson its value as a family story; Large type for young readers.