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Lenny Wen's books on Goodreads
Spicy Spicy Hot! Spicy Spicy Hot!
reviews: 40
ratings: 205 (avg rating 4.17)

Wolfgang in the Meadow Wolfgang in the Meadow
ratings: 1 (avg rating 5.00)

Old Friends Old Friends
reviews: 108
ratings: 324 (avg rating 4.62)

How We Say I Love You How We Say I Love You
reviews: 59
ratings: 260 (avg rating 4.27)

Halloween is Coming! Halloween is Coming!
reviews: 56
ratings: 264 (avg rating 3.91)

Hi, I am Lenny Wen, an illustrator and author of children’s books.

I was born and raised in Indonesia. Since I was a kid, I loved nothing more than telling stories with drawings and filling out papers—including my school textbooks—with doodles.

I have written and illustrated Spicy Spicy Hot! and Wolfgang in the Meadow. I also illustrated several books, including Old Friends by Margaret Aitken and Smiling Eyes by Linda Sue Park.

When not illustrating or writing, you can find me obsessively staring at the trees, scribbling bears in my sketchbook, creating random crafts, or walking with my dog in the woods. I am currently living in the countryside of Austria.

Selected Clients

  • HarperCollins
  • Penguin Random House
  • Macmillan
  • Little, Brown for Young Readers
  • Simon and Schuster
  • Candlewick Press
  • Disney Hyperion
  • Norton Young Readers
  • Google
  • SourceBooks
  • Scholastic
  • Storytime Magazine
  • Crocodile Creek
  • Hansol Education
  • Singapore Symphony Orchestra
  • Brazen Animation


Girl’s Club Asia

Writing and Illustrating


SCBWI Featured Illustrator

My Creative Life for Artists and Creators by Nancy So Miller


SCBWI Winter Conference 2021 Portfolio Showcase Honor Award

SOI Original Art 2022

SOI Original Art 2023

Represented by

Christy Tugeau Ewers :