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.
<b>Xanthe Bouma </b>is an illustrator who has enriched a variety of comics, games, and books with colorful magic - including the graphic novel <i>5 Worlds</i>. Based in Southern California, Xanthe draws inspiration from cooking good food, napping with cats, and exploring the local beachside.