Lynch, Jane Marlene, Marlene Queen of Mean. Illustrated by Tricia Tusa. PICTURE BOOK. Random House Children’s Books, 2914.$16.99. Content: G. Although Marlene is not tall yet she is mean, mean, mean. She has a menacing eye and her actions cause the kids to yell, “WHY?” When the kids decide to no longer be afraid of her and call her a bully, Marlene begins to cry. Her “meanness broke into 123 pieces”. Marlene decides to become someone else-she becomes a much nicer kid! Although this book is about bullying and changing ones attitude and actions, I felt that it “missed the mark” with the rhyming and execution of the story. The illustrations were detailed and fun. This book could be used in a unit on manners. Pre-K. EL (K-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: SL.