Benson Shum is an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator. He uses watercolor and ink to create his illustrations. His books, Anzu the Great Listener & Anzu the Great Kaiju were selected as Kid’s Indie Next List Recommend by the American Booksellers Association (ABA) and awarded for Outstanding Achievement in Social Emotional Literature (SEL) by the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California (CLCSC). Aside from writing and illustrating, Benson is also an Animation Supervisor at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2, Encanto and Zootopia 2. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.


Coming soon:

MOONCAKES MEAN FAMILY (Penguin Workshop/PRH 2024)
WE ARE LION DANCERS (Penguin Workshop/PRH 2024)
WHO’S DIGGING? written by Katrina Moore, illustrated (Appleseed/Abrams 2025)
WHO’S BUILDING? written by Katrina Moore, illustrated (Appleseed/Abrams 2026)

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