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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge by Mem Fox
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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge (1989)

by Mem Fox, Julie Vivas (Illustrator)

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This is a sweet book. It can be used to teach students to be kind to others or it could be used to model what similies are because there are a lot in here. ( )
  darbyhunter1 | Oct 18, 2018 |
Wilfrid is a little boy who lives next door to a care home. He has many friends amongst the elderly residents of the home, and when he learns that one of them is losing her memory, he tries to help her get it back. Nice and touching, if perhaps a little overly optimistic about how dementia works. ( )
  lycomayflower | Aug 3, 2018 |
Mem Fox was born in Melbourne but spent much of her early life in Zimbabwe. She returned to Australia in 1970 and is currently a lecturer in Drama and Language Arts at the Sturt Campus of the South Australian College of Advanced Education. (Source: back cover of the book)

Julie Vicas trained at the National Art School in Sydney, first undertaking a course in interior design and later switching to film animation. From 1969 to 1973 she lived in Spain.
  uufnn | Jul 28, 2018 |
Summary; This book is about a kid who asks a bunch of older people on what memories are because of Ms. Nancy losing her memory. Its pretty repetitive since he's asking everyone "whats a memory". Its a heart warming and sad book but great for kids to read. For the classroom, It teaches aging and memory loss due to the fact of the old people its a great book. The illustrations is definitely pretty good as well. Id recommend this in a classroom. ( )
  LilOso | Mar 15, 2018 |
Wilfrid lives next to a home for old people. When he hears that Mrs. Nancy has lost her memory, he seeks to find out what a memory is and then attempts to help her find her memory.
  MelissaKetron | Feb 16, 2018 |
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A small boy tries to discover the meaning of "memory" so he can restore that of an elderly friend.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 091629126X, Paperback)

The offbeat style of this wonderful story--and of Julie Vivas's perfectly matched illustrations--couldn't be summed up better than by the oddness of the first sentence: "There was once a small boy called Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge and what's more he wasn't very old either." Wilfrid lives next to a retirement home, filled with folks like "Mrs. Jordan who played the organ" and "Mr. Hosking who told him scary stories." But his favorite old person is 96-year-old Miss Nancy. Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it. Mem Fox's original take on the capacity of children to help the old remember is especially notable for its non-patronizing focus on old people. (Ages 4 to 8) --Richard Farr

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Editions: 091629126X, 0916291049

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