In this charming and accessible picture book, Ian Lendler and Xanthe Bouma offer a heart-warming account of the childhood of the Buddha.
A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn’t be givenhappiness.
Join Little Sid as he sets off on a journey of discovery and encounters mysterious wise-folk, terrifying tigers, and one very annoying mouse.
With Lendler’s delightful prose and Bouma’s lyrical artwork, Little Sid weaves traditional Buddhist fables into a classic new tale of mindfulness, the meaning of life, and an awakening that is as profound today as it was 2,500 years ago.
|Product dimensions:||8.60(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.20(d)|
|Age Range:||4 - 8 Years|
About the Author
Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books An Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day a Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, California.
Xanthe Bouma is an illustrator who has enriched a variety of comics, games, and books with colorful magic, including the graphic novel series 5 Worlds. Having grown up in a Buddhist family, Xanthe finds inspiration in compassion and love.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Sowing the awakening seed. The small protagonist of this book plays a very significant stage in the life of Siddhartha Gautama and his search for happiness. The illustrations narrate with an innocent style, direct, with a touch of humor and in a very simple way, his realization of the Self to become the Buddha. At the end there is a brief review of this fundamental historical figure in Buddhist philosophy and religion. Through this tale we can sow the awakening seed, free of religious notes, and nourish it so that it thrives in the fertile mind-hearts of our children. The emotional handling of the color of Xanthe Bouma's illustrations is very attractive, her style seems a bit retro to me, like the hardback story books I read as a child: a simple style like the graphic art of purist vision of form, composition and color. My appreciation to the Publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to review the book