Featured Author Event: John Cena (NYC)
Beloved entertainer and dedicated philanthropist John Cena has created a new picture-book series all about perseverance and believing in yourself, featuring a little monster truck named ELBOW GREASE, published by Random House Books for Young Readers. John will be appearing for a “meet & greet, book signing and photo opportunity” at The Strand bookstore in New York City on Friday, April 5, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Elbow Grease is 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. This book for children is about the importance of believing in yourself and never giving up.
Cena’s films include Ferdinand (2017) and Transformers spin-off Bumblebee (2018). 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.