Fall 2019

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Elbow Grease

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2


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!

As Featured On: The Today Show Entertainment Tonight The Daily Show with Trevor Noah The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon

Format List Price Your Price Qty
$20.99 $20.99 NYP
Interest Level Preschool - Grade 1
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction, Picture Books
Copyright 2018
Publisher Penguin Random House LLC
Imprint Penguin Random House LLC
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2019-08-01
BISACS JUV041030, JUV013070, JUV039140
Dimensions 10 x 10
Features Original artwork

Illustrator: Howard McWilliam

Howard McWilliam is the illustrator of eight picture books. His has won seven state young readers' prizes, and his books have been translated into five languages. He lives in the UK with his family.

Author: John Cena

John Cena is a beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist. Inspired by Richard Scarry, John has brought kids Elbow Grease, a story for young readers inspired by his own experiences growing up with four brothers.