Benson Shum is a children's book author and illustrator. The idea that an image or painting can evoke emotions and movement is what brought him to the world of picture books and animation. Benson uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. His newest book, Anzu the Great Kaiju (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan) was selected for the Kid's Indie Next List recommend for Jan/Feb 2022 by ABA, American Booksellers Association. And his book with Adam Lehrhaupt Sloth Went (Bloomsbury) received a starred review from Booklist.
Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was a part of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, Moana, Frozen 2, Raya and the Last Dragon and Encanto. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.
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