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Elbow Grease
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Elbow Grease volume 1.
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Random House Children's Books 2018
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IL: LG - BL: 2.7 - AR Pts: 0.5
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!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 ShowEntertainment TonightThe Daily Show with Trevor NoahThe Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon
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Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
10/09/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781524773526
ASIN:
B079DBGP6L
Accelerated Reader:
LG
Level 2.7, 0.5 Points
Lexile code:
AD: Adult Directed
Lexile measure:
540
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John Cena. (2018). Elbow Grease. Random House Children's Books.

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John Cena. 2018. Elbow Grease. Random House Children's Books.

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John Cena, Elbow Grease. Random House Children's Books, 2018.

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John Cena. Elbow Grease. Random House Children's Books, 2018. Web.

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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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
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        If it first you don't succeed, try getting hit by lightning. The smallest of his four brothers, Elbow Grease is an electric-powered monster truck with big dreams. Each one of his brothers is tougher, faster, smarter, or braver than he is, but at least he's got enough "gumption" to spare. That comes in handy when he rushes off to join a Grand Prix in a fit of pique. And while in the end he doesn't win, he does at least finish thanks to a conveniently placed lightning bolt. That inspires the true winner of the race (Elbow Grease's hero, Big Wheels McGee) to declare that it's gumption that's the true mark of a winner. With his emphasis on trying new things, even if you fail, Cena, a professional wrestler and celebrity, earnestly offers a legitimately inspiring message even if his writing borders on the pedestrian. Fortunately McWilliam's illustrations give a great deal of life, emotion, action, and mud splatters to the middling text. Humans are few and far between, but the trucks' keeper, Mel the mechanic, is pictured as a brown-skinned woman with glasses. Visual fun overrides textual inadequacies, making this an enjoyable read with an inarguably valuable message. (Picture book. 4-7)

        COPYRIGHT(2018) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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        In his children’s book debut, professional wrestler Cena kicks off a series about a family of monster trucks. Elbow Grease—’Bo for short—is the smallest truck in the entire Demolition Derby, and he has a battery that needs to be recharged daily. When the gumptious little blue monster truck decides he’s all in for the big win, he’s far away from the nearest plug. It would take a miracle to save the day at the big rally—but maybe a bolt from the blue will suffice? Cena hits the positivity and self-esteem messages too squarely (“He always tried his best and never, ever gave up”; “If you only stick with what you’re good at, you’ll never learn anything”), but jaunty back-and-forth banter among the brothers should please boisterous truck enthusiasts. McWilliams’s detailed characters appeal without being overly cutesy—readers can see every groove in those humongous tires. Ages 3–7.

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As Featured On:
The Today Show
Entertainment Tonight
The Daily Show with Trevor...
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