The action in this charming Christmas musical begins in the foothills above Bethlehem. David the shepherd boy plays his pipe as the other shepherds listen to Old Jacob as he tells the story of the Messiah-the promised king who will arrive in clouds of glory. But doubts begin to surface. How magnificent will he be? Will he come at all? daid says he would never play his pipes for a poor, raggedy king. But will he? In this warm, simple and somtimes humorous story the shepherd's doubts and fears turn to joy and happiness in the final scene around the crib. The book contains extensive and helpful director's notes and suggestions for percussion accompaniments. The author's extensive experience has ensured this musical is a perfect choice for infant children.The accompanying CD has vocal tracks and instrumental backing for each song.