Little Sid by Ian Lendler

Little Sid

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...


Details Little Sid

TitleLittle Sid
ISBN9781626726369
Author
Release DateJan 23rd, 2018
PublisherFirst Second
LanguageEnglish
GenreChildrens, Picture Books, Religion, Biography
Rating

Reviews Little Sid

  • Kirsty
    1970-01-01
    Lovely artwork with a great message for all children, whether or not their parents are Buddhists.
  • Kelly Gunderman
    1970-01-01
    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 important, especially in today's day and age. It's the kind of book that both children and adults can learn and benefit from, and the message that it shares is both powerful and moving.Religion fascinates me. All religions - I love learning about th...
  • Nick
    1970-01-01
    I was shown this book by the artist a while back, but just got around to reading it. I was fascinated, but I'm still having trouble deciding who it is written for.The format, of a picture book biography, is potentially interesting, because it puts some of the traditional tales of the life of the Buddha into the form of a story for young kids, but...the story that it tells may be a little odd for that audience.For instance, the traditional tale of...
  • Naomi
    1970-01-01
    Good way to start explaining Buddhist philosophy to littles.
  • Jeimy
    1970-01-01
    Gorgeously illustrated biography of Siddhartha Gautama's early years.
  • Debbie Smith
    1970-01-01
    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. Walking to the nearest village he goes from house to house asking where he can find happiness. He eventually goes up the mountain of the Three Wise Ones and asks one man who is fishing where he can find happiness. He is told it will pass. He then co...
  • Baby Bookworm
    1970-01-01
    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 Lendler and illustrated by Xanthe Bouma, a story inspired by the teachings of the Gautama Buddha.Little Sid is a young boy like any young boy, with only one major difference – his parents are the king and queen. Sid is inundated with toys, gifts, tr...
  • Barbara
    1970-01-01
    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, the boy who became the Buddha. The colorful illustrations, created digitally and then using Adobe Photoshop and a gouache brush for coloring, highlight the story of a boy born to extreme riches in Nepal. He has everything a young boy could want excep...
  • Cindy Hudson
    1970-01-01
    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 set out to seek happiness in places throughout the countryside. Along the way he discovered the truths that would guide him for the rest of his life.Ian Lendler’s picture book, Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Became Buddha, draws upon traditional B...
  • Ryan
    1970-01-01
    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. The story is simple, but one that I think will resonate with many children today. While the story is the Buddha story, it’s not a religious story, more of a family and community story. Plus the artwork is AMAZING. The color work is gorgeous. I want p...
  • Amber Webb
    1970-01-01
    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 for parents to be present in the lives of their children and a reminder to children to speak up and ask for what they really want. I can't wait to share this story with my students and their families. I also appreciate the origins in the back of the ...
  • Raven Black
    1970-01-01
    I think I would have liked this better with less of a contemporary take on it/more realistic presentation. While I do not know for sure he didn't have stuffed animals, somehow I don't think he would have them or called them that. However, I understand that the text is for a younger, modern audience and Lendler wants to capture their attention. I love the illustrations. They are bright and fun to read more than the text.
  • Tori
    1970-01-01
    The story of Buddha, made simple for a younger audience. Children will easily understand Little Sid's feelings of being left out and ignored by his busy parents. Beautiful, colorful pictures bring the tale to life. Caveat: There are many speech bubbles and asides that make this one a little complicated for a straight reading during storytime. Smaller audiences of older children will get more out of it.
  • LoveLearningEveryday
    1970-01-01
    *3.5 starsI think it beautifully captures the essence of Siddhartha in a kid friendly way. The illustrations and colors are beautiful, I am just not sure a kid would fully understand ALL the messages. Although I do love the ending where he just wants his parents to be present. This book makes me want to reread Siddhartha for myself.
  • Molly
    1970-01-01
    Though not historically accurate, it gives a great little insight into the world of the Buddha and makes the idea of happiness a more understandable concept for younger readers. I would recommend this to parents who would like to introduce them to concepts of Buddhism at a young age.
  • Kristin
    1970-01-01
    A relevant picture book for our times. Little Sid learns early on that money can't buy happiness, and he goes off on his own to find Happiness with a capital H. I found the telling interesting and direct, without being sticky sweet. And the illustrations are dreamlike and beautiful.
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    A very nice little story about what's most important in life. The art was very beautiful and so colorful! One of the best children's books I've had the pleasure of reading.
  • Linda V
    1970-01-01
    Review will be posted at a future date.
  • Rachel
    1970-01-01
    More modernized/fictionalized version of the story of the Buddha, will connect to modern readers and give them a sense of how the Buddha became who he was.
  • Rainey
    1970-01-01
    Beautiful.
  • Carol Tilley
    1970-01-01
    Lovely illustrations and a good introduction to the early life of the Buddha.
  • Rosemary
    1970-01-01
    This adorably illustrated story of the Buddha's childhood is both a nice introduction to Buddhism for younger readers, and a meaningful fable about valuing connections over possessions.Little Sid is Siddhartha, a little prince who gets everything he could ever want, except for time with his parents. They're always running off to some grand event or monarch duty, leaving Sid to be raised by an army of handlers who all fawn over him. He isn't happy...
  • LouLou
    1970-01-01
    Please read the review in its entirety at http://www.compassbookratings.com/rev...Whether you're Christian, Atheist, Buddhist, or anything in-between, author Ian Lendler demonstrates a beautiful reminder that love is spelled t-i-m-e, in his latest book, Little Sid: The Tiny Prince Who Become Buddha. Third person narrative with sweet illustrations of pastel watercolors dotted with pops of bold color lends light to the innocent portrayal of a real-...