Irish Katie, the cook, told Apple all about witches on broomsticks and when Apple saw a black cat, a strange house, and a little old lady with a broom, she knew she'd found a witch's house. But her Mommie proves to her that the ""witch"" is really nice Aunt Duck, who has a grandson and a family of kittens. Apple learns that ""searing yourself can be lots of fun, if you don't forget its fun and run"". Perhaps this will remind youngsters of soary times they'd prefer to forget, perhaps they'll think Apple is just silly. It is easy to read, however, and well written. Phyllis Cote's pictures in black and white add humor.