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KidLit Afternoon with Benson Shum, LeUyen Pham and Dan Santat

KidLit Afternoon with Benson Shum, LeUyen Pham and Dan Santat
June 8, 2019
Jun 8, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

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Three children's book illustrators, Benson Shum, LeUyen Pham, and Dan Santat will be in the gallery signing their latest children's books: Go to Sheep, A Bear Came Along, and Harold and Hog Pretend for Real!

Each author will be doing a live reading of their book. The live readings begin at 2pm. The signings for the books will immediately follow the readings.

On display will be original artwork available for sale during the signing.


About Go to Sheep, by Benson Shum
There are many ways to go to “sheep” with this delightful bedtime board book that’s perfect for reading aloud!
There are lots of ways to go to “sheep,” and here to show you all of the ways is an adorable…sheep! This bedtime book is perfect for a giggle before little ones drift off to sleep, just as the sheep does in this charming board book.

About A Bear Came Along, by LeUyen Pham
Once there was a river flowing through a forest. The river didn't know it was capable of adventures until a big bear came along. But adventures aren't any fun by yourself, and so enters Froggy, Turtles, Beaver, Racoons, and Duck.
These very different animals take off downstream, but they didn't know they needed one another until thankfully, the river came along.
This hilarious picture book and heartfelt message celebrates the joy and fun that's in store when you embark together on a ride of a lifetime.

About Harold and Hog Pretend For Real!, by Dan Santat
Hog is careful. Harold is not. Harold cannot help smiling. Hog can. Hog worries so that Harold does not have to. Harold and Hog are best friends. But can Harold and Hog’s friendship survive a game of pretending to be Elephant & Piggie?


About Benson Shum
Benson Shum is an author and illustrator of Holly's Day at the Pool. He is also an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios, where he was apart of such films as Frozen, Big Hero 6, Zootopia, and Moana. Benson grew up in Vancouver, BC, and now lives in Los Angeles, CA.

About LeUyen Pham
LeUyen Pham (pronounced Lay-Win) is an award-winning and critically acclaimed illustrator of over 100 books for children. Born in Vietnam, LeUyen and her family fled the country in the final days of the Vietnam War. She grew up in Southern California and loved to doodle and draw. 
LeUyen worked as a layout artist for DreamWorks Feature Animation while working on children's books on the side. She is now a New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Julianne Moore’s picture book series, Freckleface Strawberry, Kelly DiPucchio’s picture book Grace for President, and Shannon and Dean Hale’s middle grade series Princess in Black, as well as Vampirina Ballerina picture book series by Anne Marie Pace and many more!
LeUyen lives in Los Angeles with her husband Alex (who is also an artist), and their two sons, Adrian and Leo.

About Dan Santat
Dan Santat is the Caldecott Medal-winning and New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend, as well as the illustrator of many other picture books, including Crankenstein by Samantha Berger. Dan lives in Southern California with his wife, two kids, and various pets.

Event Exclusives

Harold and Hog Pretend For Real!

Signed / Limited

Bear Came Along

Signed / Limited

Go to Sheep

Signed / Limited

Harold and Hog Pretend For Real pg.12-13 (print)


Sheep With Lots of Sound