The King and His Wish is based on the Caribbean tale The King Who Wanted to Touch the Moon, about a king whose demands get him into trouble, as he decides to ask to touch the moon …This popular story written by Alison Hawes and beautifully illustrated by Kate Slater will capture your child’s imagination! It has been sensitively rewritten based on phonics to enable your child to read it with confidence whilst capturing the magic of the original tale. There are useful tips for parents and an engaging story map inside the book to help you and your child retell the story together. The Oxford Reading Tree Traditional Tales series includes 40 of the best known stories from all over the world, which have been passed down for generations. They are a perfect introduction to different cultures, traditions and morals. All the stories are carefully levelled to Oxford Reading Tree levels and matched to the phonic progression in Letters and Sounds enabling your children to read the stories independently.