Need a book to make you smile? A signed book by Benson Shum makes a perfect gift!
If you would like a signed and personalized with a name, this takes longer (a couple of weeks). Please pick your book and include the name you would like personalized.
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*Please note: Requesting a personalization may cause a delay in shipping. Our local authors offer this service at their convenience, which requires working around their schedule.
This service is only availble through Once Upon A Time, America's Oldest Children's Bookstore.
About Benson Shum:
Benson Shum is a children's book author and illustrator. 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 writes and illustrates a wide range of Children’s books, from board books to picture books and early readers. The book he illustrated, Sloth Went published by Bloomsbury in 2020, 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, and Frozen 2. Originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Benson now lives in Los Angeles, California.
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An adorable picture book about a tiny monster (kaiju) with a big heart trying to follow in his family's footsteps. Don't be afraid of making your own way and discovering the unexpected power of gentleness.
Take a moment to breath and connect with Anzu the Great Listener, the newest picture book featuring our favorite kaiju.
This one-of-a-kind bag will be the perfect present for any reader! A large canvas bag with art desinged by Benson Shum showing Anzu, our favorite gentle kaiju (monster), reading a book in nature.
Fresh ingredients lead to baking fun with friends in this delightful romp through the kitchen. Includes a fun recipe as well!
Believe in yourself and find your pack in this tale perfect for the start of school. Whether you're a werewolf or a human - you will fit right in.
Meet a little seed with a very big heart in this imaginative board book by the illustrator of Go to Sheep and Hide and Sheep. Benson's sweet, quirky, and whimsical illustrations hit all the right notes.
Celebrate Chinese New Year with this sweet story of friendship and family! This early reader combines charming characters with simple text, lively illustrations, and laugh-out-loud humor to help educate and celebrate.
The paperback version of Alex's Good Fortune makes an accessible gift to give during classroom or neighborhood celebrations for Chinese New Year.
There are many ways to go to “sheep” with this delightful bedtime board book!
Count to ten and see if you can find a sheep playing hide-and-seek on the farm!
This hilarious picture book follows a sloth who is very slowly making his way to a major milestone: potty training!
Now available in board book format for little hands who are beginning their potty training!