Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha

Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha Review

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.

Title:Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha
Edition Language:English

    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Kirsty

    Lovely artwork with a great message for all children, whether or not their parents are Buddhists. ...

  • Kelly Gunderman

    Check out this, other reviews, and more fun bookish things on my young adult book blog, Here's to Happy Endings!This book, wow. I loved it. Absolutely loved it. There's so much about this book that is...

  • Naomi

    Good way to start explaining Buddhist philosophy to littles....

  • Jeimy

    Gorgeously illustrated biography of Siddhartha Gautama's early years....

  • Debbie Smith

    Synopsis:“A spoiled young prince, Siddhartha got everything he ever asked for, until he asked for what couldn’t be given - - happiness.” As a child Sid leaves the castle in pursuit of happiness....

  • Baby Bookworm

    This review was originally written for The Baby Bookworm. Visit us for new picture books reviews daily!Hello, friends! Our book today is Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha, written by Ian L...

  • Barbara

    It isn't often that picture books these days feature religious figures much less one about the Buddha. But in a charming and relatable fashion this one introduces young readers to Siddhartha Gautama, ...

  • Cindy Hudson

    Before Siddhartha Gautama became the Buddha, he was a spoiled young prince that everyone wanted to please. People gave him everything he could possibly wish for, but it didn’t make him happy. So he ...

  • Ryan

    I am giving this book 5 stars. While I know that Buddhism is a practice of mindfulness and meditation in search of awakening, I never really knew how it started. Well, this book taught me a lesson. Th...

  • Amber Webb

    The story of Sid is an all too familiar tale for many children. Parents would rather buy gifts and items than be present in their life. The story of Little Sid and his family was a wonderful reminder ...