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Elbow Grease

Elbow Grease

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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 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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Author: John Cena
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Published: 10/09/2018
Pages: 40
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.10lbs
Size: 10.10h x 10.20w x 0.40d
ISBN: 9781524773502
Audience: Ages 4-8

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.7
Point Value: 0.5
Interest Level: Lower Grade
Quiz #/Name: 198167 / Elbow Grease


Review Citation(s):
Publishers Weekly 10/22/2018
Kirkus Reviews 08/15/2018

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.
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