Nomination for Picture Book of the Year: Ride Ricardo, Ride! Phil Cummings and Shane Devries


Concentrating on the pictures, alone, this book says it all. The words are beautiful and moving but the pictures stand alone as well as they do with the words accompanying them. They are haunting. The sepia tones are perfect, the shadows, the capturing of the nostalgic, sad and emotional times is perfection. This will be a hard category to judge this year with some simply amazing pictures and techniques as well as diverse and emotional stories. Strangely, like Flight, this book offers hope as much as it offers tragedy and sadness. Have a box of tissues handy.

5 stars





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