Benson Shum


Benson Shum is a children’s book author and illustrator. He uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. Both his books, “Anzu the Great Listener” and “Anzu the Great Kaiju” were selected for Jan/Feb 2023 & 2022 Kid’s Indie Next List Recommended by American Booksellers Association. “Anzu the Great Kaiju” also received a starred review from School Library Journal. His book, “Alex’s Good Fortune” was also selected to be part of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library for 2022 & 2023.

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” and “Encanto.” Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California.

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