Wilfrid Gordon Mcdonald Partridge, Paperback

Wilfrid Gordon Mcdonald Partridge Paperback

Illustrated by J. Vivas

4.5 out of 5 (5 ratings)


Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge is a small boy who has a big name - and that's why he likes Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper, because she has too.

So when he finds Miss Nancy has lost her memory, Wilfrid determines to discover what memories are so he can find it for her.

This is a perennial classic, perfect for reading aloud.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 32 pages, colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Picture books
  • ISBN: 9780140505863



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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.

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This book could be used for Writer's Workshop using the topic of "Memories." Students could write about their favorite memory in their journals. I think students will like this book because they could relate to it.

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Shows that different artifacts can help recall memories and stories. Great for book in a bag.

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This book's theme is about kindness. The young boy in this book spends a lot of time finding out what a memory is and giving it back to his elderly friend. This book goes back through all the important memories she has had and it is really heart warming.

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This book emotes the closeness of a child to an elderly friend. I like the respect with which the elderly are endowed and the simple plot of getting a question answered I found engaging. Wilfrid is able to help one friend elicit some memories despite her being "forgetful". Wilfrid knows the elderly home next door is a friendly place to get his question, "What is a memory?" answered and each person answers based on his/her personality. For example, the man Wilfrid says has a voice like a giant answers that a memory is "like a treasure". The illustrations are charming and the plot and characters believable. Wilfrid's question is repeated on each page ensuring this picture book have a pattern, but the overall message of acceptance and helping the elderly is deep and moving.