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 Benson to the world of picture books and animation. He uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. SLOTH WENT (Bloomsbury) written by Adam Lehrhaupt and illustrated by Benson 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.

Coming soon:
ANZU THE GREAT KAIJU (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2022)
LITTLE SEED (Little Simon/Simon & Schuster, 2022)
ANZU THE GREAT LISTENER (Roaring Brook Press/Macmillan, 2023)


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