The title of the book takes on added meaning when one has read and understood the tales-and realizes that the Buddha, according to the book's glossary, is "one who has attained universal wisdom, compassion and peace." Naomi Rose, now a Santa Fe resident, has been a student of Tibetan culture for more than 10 years and was encouraged in this creative project by one of her teachers. Tibetan Tales for Little Buddhas is her first children's book. Her artwork adds to our understanding of how Tibetan families live, eat and clothe themselves in a part of the world that is as astounding in its beauty as in its harsh living conditions.
In the foreword by The Dalai Lama, the esteemed leader emphasizes the value of education in helping people lead happier lives and over coming problems. "I believe that reading books is an essential part of education," he says.
"I am sure that these stories will bring joy to readers young and old.
Santa Fe New Mexican