An original and very entertaining story of a small witch, this is a book to remember when Halloween rolls around. Dorrie was't the best child in the world; in fact she was always in trouble and couldn't keep her room neat- or for that matter herself. One day when her witch mother was off for the day, Doorie decided to try out her knowledge of magic and she made a proper mess of things. The trouble was, she knew only part of the formula and could't undo what she did, until her mother came home and set her straight. Reality and fantasy are delightfully merged here and this is a refreshing discovery in a new author-artist. Six year olds will like it read aloud; eight and ten year olds can read it to themselves.