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Ride, Ricardo, Ride , ,

 By Phil Cummings.

Ride, Ricardo, Ride! is a story of resilience and courage. It is set in a village in Europe during WWII and is based on a true story. Illustrated by Shane Devries.


Books of Buderim on the Sunshine Coast has available this years Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted Book of the Year: Picture Book of the Year.

Ricardo loves riding his bike. He loves to ride it through the village he lives in. He loves to ride it through the countryside surrounding his home. He loves the way his father cheers him on, calling Ride, Ricardo, ride!. But one day everything in his world changes, and he and his father dismantle and hide his bike, for it is not safe for a boy to ride a bike when an invading army controls the streets. For Ricardo, the war is long, and heartbreaking, and he wonders if he will ever ride his bike again.

About the author

Phil Cummings was born in Port Broughton and grew up in the mid-north town of Peterborough in South Australia. The youngest of eight children, he has worked as an apprentice mechanic, a waiter and more recently a primary school teacher. Phil has published more than 60 books for young readers since Goodness Gracious!, his first picture book.


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