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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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wonderfully written and beautifully illustrated book for everyone! Teaches young and old alike that a little gumption and perseverance goes a long way in life. I LOVED this book and was lucky enough to meet and get it signed by John himself who couldn't be any nicer!
NEVER GIVE UP! This book teaches this life lesson to young children using great illustrations and a cool story about a little monster truck named 'Elbow Grease' ! Great first book from WWE superstar John Cena (now known as a #1 New York Times Bestseller author) ! My kids, ages 4 and 6, love the story and always ask me to have it read to them before bedtime. I had the pleasure of meeting him recently in LA, in the Barnes and Noble, at the Grove. What a great experience as he was very personable and kind to me an my family. Great man. Great book. Thank you, John Cena, for making this happen. Continued success to you always!