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Elbow Grease (Board book)

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By John Cena, Howard McWilliam (Illustrator)
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From superstar entertainer John Cena comes a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck who never gives up named Elbow Grease!


Meet Elbow Grease, a little monster truck with a big problem! He's smaller than his four brothers, but wants to prove that he has the guts and the grit to do big things. He decides that entering the Demolition Derby is the perfect way to show everyone that what he lacks in horsepower he makes up for in gumption. From multi-talented mega celebrity John Cena comes this exciting story about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up. Full of high-octane illustrations and a new character kids will cheer for, this fun and fast-paced book proves that a little Elbow Grease can go a long way!

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About the Author


JOHN CENA is a beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist. His films include Ferdinand (2017) and the upcoming Transformers spin-off Bumblebee in 2018. Inspired by Richard Scarry—one of his favorite children's book creators—John has brought kids Elbow Grease, a story for young readers inspired by his own experiences growing up with four brothers, and one that shares his inspiring personal credo: hustle, loyalty, and respect.

Visit him at wwe.com/superstars/john-cena

HOWARD McWILLIAM is the illustrator of eight picture books. His first, I Need My Monster, won seven state young readers' prizes, and has been translated into five languages. His other works include the popular What if You Had series; Hey, That's My Monster; Schmelf the Hanukkah Elf; and When a Dragon Moves In. He lives in the UK with his wife and three young sons.

Praise For…


“Earnestly offers a legitimately inspiring message …. An enjoyable read.” –Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781524773564
ISBN-10: 1524773565
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 8th, 2019
Pages: 34
Series: Elbow Grease

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Staff Picks

This book is a delight! It serves a great role as a perfect segue book for those kids who love reading graphic novels, but need to try reading chapter books as well! I’ve loved Kenneth Oppel’s books since I was a kid, and he continues to deliver treasures that are original and unique. Inkling follows Ethan, whose father used to be a very successful comic artist, and now Ethan struggles with his legacy, but things are shaken up when a little ink blot, an inkling, comes to life from his father’s work!! This book is at once charming and touching, and full of bits of chuckle-inducing humor and heart. Inkling is packed with illustrations too, which make it even more fun for those that love art or graphic novels! After Inkling, whenever I see an ink blot or an ink stain, I gasp and think, “IT’S AN INKLING!!”

(Middle Grade, ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel