Anzu the Great Listener


Author: Benson Shum


*Signed Bookplates with Drawings from Benson Shum!*

Walt Disney Studios animator Benson Shum reintroduces readers to Anzu the Kaiju and shares a powerful lesson about patience, empathy, and what helping really looks like.

Anzu the kaiju loves to tend to his bonsai.

Whenever he feels overwhelmed or unsettled, it helps him pause and reminds him to just . . . breathe.

One day, when Anzu hears crying in the distance, he’s eager to help! The flower-power that makes his bonsai bloom has a way of making others smile.

But when Anzu’s flowers seem to lose their power, hurting more than they help, he’s not sure where to turn—until he remembers some valuable lessons he learned from his bonsai tree.