Title: Max Quigley Technically Not a Bully
Author and Illustrator: James Roy
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Concepts: barter; child schooling and work; human resources
Review: Max is not technically a bully. He's never hit anyone, he doesn't steal and he hasn't made anyone cry. He does have a certain knack for persuading people and it works on almost everyone. It doesn't work on the class nerd, Triffin. When a practical joke goes horribly wrong, the parents and teachers devise a terrible punishment. Max is to be tutored by Triffin! The result is a delightful tale of an almost friendship from the almost bully's point of view.
Max gives a likeable bully's point of view on bartering for what he wants, leadership skills, mastering school work and the benefits of self-confidence.
Review by: Rutgers University Project on Economics and Children