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Benson Shum
Benson Shum

Benson Shum is an Author-illustrator of Children’s Books. He uses watercolor, ink and digital tools to create his illustrations. Trained in animation, his stories and paintings are expressive and full of movement. Benson is also an Animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios. Originally from Vancouver, he now resides in Los Angeles.

Book Title(s):
Cindy and Panda (Clarion/HarperCollins, 2023)
First Night of Howlergarten (Penguin Workshop/PRH, 2023)

Anzu the Great Kaiju (Roaring Brook Press, 2021) – Author/illustrator

Alex’s Good Fortune (Penguin Workshop, 2021) – Author/illustrator

Sloth Went (Bloomsbury, 2020) – Illustrator

Hide ‘N’ Sheep (Little Simon, 2019) – Illustrator

Go To Sheep (Little Simon, 2019) – Illustrator

Holly’s Day at the Pool (Disney-Hyperion, 2017) – Author/illustrator

Award(s) and Accolade(s):

“Comic gold. . . . Younger children inspired by Sloth’s courage and independent spirit may likewise be drawn to dance along after their own successful (e)missions.” ―Booklist, starred review

Anzu the Great Listener:
Selected as Kid’s Indie Next List recommend for Jan/Feb 2023 ―American Booksellers Association (ABA)
Anzu the Great Kaiju:
It’s a pleasure to see the monster myth once again turned on its head. Spoiler alert: Goofy, loving monster makes good on his proclivities for joy, and wins his parents’ approval along the way. It’s a triumph, all right.” — School Library Journal, starred review
Selected as Kid’s Indie Next List recommend for Jan/Feb 2022 ―American Booksellers Association (ABA)

Selected for 2023 Little Maverick Graphic Reading list ―Texas Library Association

Selected as 2022 Best Book for Kids and Teen ―Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC)

Alex’s Good Fortune:

Selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, 2022 & 2023

Age Categories:
Picture Book
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