BOOKS: Little Sid

BOOKS: Little Sid

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Summary A review of a children's book about the early life of Siddhartha Gautama.
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Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha
Written by Ian Lendler; Illustrated by Xanthe Bouma
Published by First Second Books (purchase here)

This sweet little book for ages 4-8, written by San Francisco-based writer Ian Lendler and beautifully illustrated by Xanthe Bouma, recounts a story from the childhood of Siddhartha Gautama, here nicknamed Little Sid. One day, the young prince embarked on a journey from his castle in search of happiness and, along the way, he came to understand the fleeting nature of all things and the value of extending kindness and generosity toward others.

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