Cambridge Reading is a major new reading scheme which provides stimulating books and support materials for the teaching of reading throughout the primary years. Key features include: a coherent yet flexible structure for teaching and learning; a variety of high quality attractive picture books; a balance of different text types and genres, including stories, poems and information books; an integrated phonics programme; comprehensive support materials.The Most Beautiful Child is from the Towards Independence phase of Cambridge Reading. It forms part of a set of nine books in the Traditional Tales strand, which draws on myths, folk tales and fairy stories from different cultures and peoples. The Most Beautiful Child is a Hindu tale with universal appeal. It is written by Debjani Chatterjee and illustrated by Biman Mullick.