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. HIs latest picture book he illustrated, SLOTH WENT (published in 2020 by Bloomsbury), got a starred review from Booklist. His newest book ALEX'S GOOD FORTUNE (published with Penguin Workshop) will be out in time for Lunar New Year 2021. 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 Raya and the Last Dragon. Originally from Vancouver, BC, Benson now lives in sunny southern California. He is represented by Teresa Kietlinski at Bookmark Literary for all book projects.