The "Treetops" titles in Oxford Reading Tree's series of fiction offer built-in progression for pupils aged 7 to 11. Specially written for children who need the support of carefully monitored language levels, the stories are accessible, motivating and humorous. The series is organized into Oxford Reading Tree stages (from Stage 10 to Stage 15), with each stage introducing more complex narrative forms, including flashbacks and changes in viewpoint; descriptive writing; extended reading vocabulary; and more pages, more text and fewer illustrations. Each stage is supported by the Teacher's Guide, which offers guidance on using "Treetops" within the framework of the National Literacy Strategy and includes activities on photocopiable sheets. This story is for stage 15 of the scheme.