Random House Books for Young Readers Elbow Grease: Fast Friends
Random House Books for Young Readers Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

Elbow Grease: Fast Friends

By John Cena

$18.99

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

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Ages 3 to 7, Grades P to 2

There’s a new truck on the block in superstar entertainer John Cena’s third picture book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Elbow Grease series, featuring the truck who never gives up!

Elbow Grease and his monster truck brothers are hardly prepared when they meet Chopper, a speedy, purple monster motorcycle. Chopper wants to be friends with the brothers, who are more than impressed with her epic skills! But when the trucks start to get jealous of her talents, they must learn to overcome their frustrations and welcome a new friend into the group—especially when it’s up to them to work together to save the day! Elbow Grease and gang are back in another rip-roaring adventure, in John Cena’s third installment in the series!

Series Overview: ELBOW GREASE has sold over 125,000 copies since pubbing in Fall ’19!

ELBOW GREASE VS. MOTOZILLA (picture book): 10/08/2019

ELBOW GREASE (board book): 10/08/2019

MY MONSTER TRUCK FAMILY (SIR): 1/07/2020

GET OUT AND PLAY (SIR): 1/07/2020

ELBOW GREASE MAGNETIC PLAY BOOK (novelty): 5/19/2020

UNTITLED ELBOW GREASE #3 (picture book): 9/29/2020

ELBOW GREASE VS. MOTOZILLA (board book): 9/29/2020

MI FAMILIA DE CAMIONES MONSTRUO (My Monster Truck Family - SIR Spanish Edition): 10/20/2020

UNTITLED SIR #3: Spring 2021

UNTITLED BACK-TO-SCHOOL SIR #4: Summer 2021

UNTITLED NOVELTY: Fall 2021

About the Author

JOHN CENA is a beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist. His films include Ferdinand (2017) and the Transformers spin-off Bumblebee. 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.

Author Hometown: West Newbury, MA

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.

Illustrator Residence: Cheltenham, UK

Format: Hardcover

Length: 40 pages

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: September 29, 2020

ISBN: 9780593179345

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