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Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

Last updated Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Author: Mem Fox
Illustrator: Julie Vivas
Date of Publication: 1985
ISBN: 0916291049
Grade Level: 2nd    (GLCs: Click here for grade level guidelines.)
Date(s) Used: Feb. 2004

Synopsis: A small boy, Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge, knows and likes all of the old folks in the home next door, but his favorite is Miss Nancy Alison Delacourt Cooper. She has four names, too!

Discussion topics for during/after reading:
•  What is a memory?
•  Ever have a hard time remembering? What helps?
•  What do you think of when I say... Seashell? Boat? Car? Dress? Suit? Store? Baseball glove?

Craft ideas:
•  Make a basket of memories.
•  Make a memory book - draw something that: is old, is precious as gold, makes you laugh and cry, is warm, is cold, is from long ago.

*Note: These craft ideas are just suggestions. You can use them, but you don't have to use them. You can expand upon them, or add your own twist. Remember, though, that the focus of your time should not be on the development and execution of a craft; the focus should be on the read-aloud and the enjoyment of the book!