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 and 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 Animator 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 Wish. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.


Coming soon:

IMAGINE YOU AND ME (Dial Books for Young Readers/PRH 2024)
MOONCAKES MEAN FAMILY (Penguin Workshop/PRH 2024)
WE ARE LION DANCERS (Penguin Workshop/PRH 2024)

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