(W) Ian Lendler (A/CA) Xanthe Bouma
A charming and accessible picture-book account of the childhood of the Buddha, when he was still known as Siddhartha. A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha gets everything he ever asked for, until he asks for what can'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 playful prose and Bouma's lyrical artwork, Little Sid thoughtfully weaves traditional Buddhist fables into a kid-friendly new tale of mindfulness, the meaning of life, and an awakening that is as profound today as it was 2,500 years ago.