Ride, Ricardo, Ride! by Shane Devries & Phil Cummings
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.