Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

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by Mem Fox, Julie Vivas
     
 

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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home in which several of his good friends reside. Of course, his favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has four names just as he does. The only problem is Miss Nancy, who is 96, has "lost" her memory. Undaunted, Wilfred sets out to "find" Miss Nancy's memory for her. Full-color

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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge lives next door to a nursing home in which several of his good friends reside. Of course, his favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has four names just as he does. The only problem is Miss Nancy, who is 96, has "lost" her memory. Undaunted, Wilfred sets out to "find" Miss Nancy's memory for her. Full-color illustrations.

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Wilfred Gordon McDonald Partridge is a small boy who lives next to a home for old people, all of whom are his friends. His favorite is Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has four names too. Wilfred is worried when he hears his parents mention that Miss Nancy has lost her memory. He asks the old people what a memory is, and all of their answers inspire him to fill a basket with objects. When this small boy presents the basket to Miss Nancy, each object sparks a special memory from her childhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780916291266
Publisher:
Kane/Miller Book Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/1989
Edition description:
American Edition
Pages:
30
Product dimensions:
8.62(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile:
AD760L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Mem Fox was born in Australia, grew up in Africa, studied drama in England, and returned to Adelaide, Australia in 1970, where she has lived with her husband, Malcolm, and daughter Chloë, happily ever after. Mem Fox is Australia's most highly regarded picture-book author. Her first book, Possum Magic, is the best selling children's book ever in Australia, with sales of over three and a half million. And in the USA Time for Bed and Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge have each sold over a million copies. Mem has written over thirty picture books for children and five non-fiction books for adults. Her most recent book Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes beautifully illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, was on the New York Times bestseller lists for 16 weeks in 2008/2009.

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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a teacher I loved sharing this story with my students and now as a parent I love reading this story with my three year old daugther
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am a caretaker for a gentleman who has Altzheimer's. I read this book at our county library as I waited for my grandchild to select some books. I was striken by its sensitive treatment of a difficult subject. I have spread the word to his teacher who wants a copy for the class and for herself. It is appropriate for anyone who knows or cares for a person with dementia.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mem Fox tells a wonderful tale in this picture book that feels true. I especially appreciate the illustrations; they are mis-proportioned because they are from a child's perspective. It's a feel good story that's sure to be a family favorite.
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DrSuz18 More than 1 year ago
I work in aging services and have yet to find a book that paints a positive image of older adults. This sends such a good message and we ended-up buying it for each of our different facilities. I would highly recommend this book for children or older adults.
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JanZ More than 1 year ago
This story about a boy loosing a dear old friend is a heart warming way to help children cope with a loss. The story stresses the importance of memories and does a great job explaining what a memory actually is. I give this book to the school library when one of the senior volunteers passes away during a school year. Teachers, librarians and principals who have read the book are very appreciative of this book for their students. Mem Fox makes everyone who reads the book think of a special person in their lives that they have lost and brings back all the memories we may have forgotten. Just a great book!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was selected for an evening family reading program at my son's special education school. It's a heart warming and charming tale of a boy who regularly visits his elderly neighbors at the nursing home next door. The boy bonds with each of them differently as they relive their youth and help him understand the definition of memory. We all enjoyed the funny, warm, and colorful characters. The illustrations were vibrant. I reread the book after the reading program and shed a tear of joy and appreciation for my grandmother who passed away after living for years with dementia.
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DK_Fours More than 1 year ago
Excellent book to have in the collection of death, dying, and getting older. Any time a book needs to be read about this, it's a great one to have on the shelf.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Though Mrs. Nancy may have lost her memory,she has gained a friend in a sweet little boy named Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge. The pair become friends when he visits Mrs. Nancy at the nursing home where she lives. Wonderful memories are made and regained for Mrs. Nancy as young Wilfred reminds her of things from the past. As a school teacher, I would suggest this book for any age and for all school counselors!
Guest More than 1 year ago
We got this book from the library. The first time I read it to my daughters, I cried. I had to have it. I've read it aloud to friends and family and have purchased it as a gift numerous times. I hope I will be as lucky when I get old and have lost my memory.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I worked with youth between the ages of 12 and 19 this summer and we took them to different nursing homes. We used this book to ease their fears about nursing homes. I absolutely love this book.