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  • Published: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760894665
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

Elbow Grease vs Motozilla


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From superstar entertainer John Cena comes his second picture book about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named Elbow Grease!

Here comes Elbow Grease! He may be the smallest monster truck in the derby, but he's got four big brothers to back him up.

To face off against the gnarly monster machine Motozilla, they'll have to learn how to work together as a team.

Inspired by John's own experiences growing up with four brothers, this funny and exciting story shows what's possible when you never give up!

  • Pub date: 15 October 2019
  • ISBN: 9781760894665
  • Imprint: Picture Puffin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 40
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Authors

John Cena

John Cena is a beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist. Inspired by Richard Scarry - one of his favorite children’s book creators - John wanted to tell a story for young readers that shared some important lessons he has learned over the years, such as never giving up whether you win or lose. They are lessons that helped form his personal credo: hustle, loyalty and respect.

Howard McWilliam

Howard McWilliam is a cover artist for the US and UK editions of the Week and has illustrated dozens of children’s novels and picture books, including the bestselling I Need My Monster. He lives in Cheltenham, England, with his wife, Rebecca, and three young sons. You can visit him at www.howardmcwilliam.com.


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