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Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Illustrated by Howard McWilliam


Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

About the Book

John Cena’s picture book series, Elbow Grease, is back in action with its third installment. The monster truck brothers are blown away by the talents and skills of their new friend, Chopper the motorcycle. However, the excitement soon turns to envious feelings they have to work through in order to save the day!

Product Details

On sale: September 29, 2020
Age: 3-7 years
Grade: Preschool - 2
Page count: 40 Pages
ISBN: 9780593179345
Reading level: Lexile: AD450L | Fountas/Pinnell: L

Author Bio

JOHN CENA is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, multifaceted entertainer, and dedicated philanthropist. A longtime WWE superstar, his films include Ferdinand (2017); F9, the next installment of the Fast and the Furious series (2021); The Suicide Squad (2021); and its spinoff TV show, Peacemaker (2021). Inspired by Richard Scarry—one of his favorite children’s book creators—John is the author of the Elbow Grease series of picture books. Follow @JohnCena on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.

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 the Elbow Grease series:
“[John Cena] is leading kids to a better future by creating characters who teach readers about having core values. He inspires kids to do more.” –Newsday

“Should please boisterous truck enthusiasts.” –Publishers Weekly

“With his emphasis on trying new things, even if you fail, Cena, a professional wrestler and celebrity, earnestly offers a legitimately inspiring message.” –Kirkus Reviews 
“John Cena completes transformation into ‘John Cen-aww' by publishing children's book.” –The AV Club

“Motivates children to persevere.” –TODAY
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