Delightful Christmas pageant, Christ’s birth through the eyes of the stable animals. No memorizing needed! Actors follow scripted movements or improvise their own actions. The Mouse’s Tale is the Christmas story, narrated by Granny Mouse, and told by the animals in the stable Christmas night. Meet the animals… -the donkey who carried Mary to Bethlehem, -the cow who gave up his manger for the baby Jesus’ bed, -the sheep who saw the angels on the hilltop, and -the camels who were guided by a bright star in the East…as they witnessed the miracle of Jesus’ birth. It contains all that’s needed to prepare: Compact disc with all the spoken dialogue, sound effects, and music. You even get songs for the whole congregation to sing with the children. Book and CD provide clip art to make fliers, bulletins, and posters to publicize the pageant. Most of the props can be created from provided patterns, or borrowed from homes or Church. Costumes are combinations of makeup, patterns, and clothing. Ideas for adjusting the number of roles to fit your group. Suggestions for lengthening pageant time with readings and songs. Rehearsal ideas that allow children to easily learn their parts, without memorizing or lip-syncing.