Saturday, 25 April 2015

Ride, Ricardo, Ride

With the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli this year comes a breadth of children's picture books exploring the themes of war and peace.

'Ride, Ricardo, Ride' is a haunting tale depicting how families and villages were torn apart by air raids throughout Europe. Shane Devries (illustrator) and Phil Cummings (author) beautifully construct subtle war analogies but in a child friendly manner.

Ricardo loved to ride his shiny bike every day... until the shadows came.

Poignant and beautifully crafted - highly recommended for children aged 5 and over.

Omnibus Books

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