A young boy who lives high in the Andes tells about his family's preparations for the annual festival, to take place in "the big village down the valley." Plowing for spring planting, caring for llamas, getting vegetables ready for market, and practicing the instruments used for the holiday's music--all are simply described and depicted in the especially commissioned illustrations, created in arpilleras, a traditional art form of the region. The photos of these three-dimensionally appliquÇd fabrics are bright, cheerful, and full of life, their stylized representations an unusually authentic and attractive contribution. Photos of the arpillera-makers at work at the Club de Madres Virgen del Carmen of Lima, Peru, are included in a final two-page spread. One of the growing number of internationally generated books whose sale benefits a worthy cause, in this case OXFAM Very brief glossary (four musical instruments, Andes Mountains," and "Carnaval").