Wilfrid Gordon McDonald Partridge

by Mem Fox, illustrated by Julie Vivas

Everyone says Miss Nancy has lost her memory, and despite the fact that young Wilfrid doesn't even know what a memory is, by accident he helps her find it.

What is a memory?

An endearing look at a relationship between a very young boy and his favorite retirement home resident. Miss Nancy has lost her memory, people say, and Wilfrid sets out to find it for her. Since he is not sure what a memory is, he begins by asking the other residents of the home. The somewhat hazy watercolors in rosy pastels are delightful in their exaggeration of and yet respect for the "old people".