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Little Sid

Little Sid

The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha

written by Ian Lendler; illustrated by Xanthe Bouma

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First Second

First Second

On Sale: 01/23/2018

ISBN: 9781250298546

40 Pages, Ages 4-8

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 given­—happiness.

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.

Praise for Little Sid

"Whether used as a folktale, a conversation starter about core values, or even as an introduction to Buddhism in a unit on world religions, kids will respond to Sid’s sympathetic cartoon persona, his irreverent asides, and his quest. This is a good choice for sharing either one-on-one or during storytime."—Booklist -

written by Ian Lendler; illustrated by Xanthe Bouma

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.

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