This is the 2nd of the rhyming and beautifully illustrated books about Fred the friendly snake. It tells how the boy persuades his mother and the teacher to allow him to take Fred to school. Everyone was nervous at first, but Fred won them over by turning him to useful things they needed, like a jump rope, soccer goal and waterslide. He got a million merit points.
Fred is often called Fred-Fred because he got squished in two in the first book when failing to watch when crossing the road, but he got mended nicely.
The Midwest Book Review in 2015 said “Move over for Fred-Fred Lewis Carroll”
Other books in the Fred the Snake Series:
Fred the snake was sent as a pet by Jungle Jim, but got squished in two (and became Fred-Fred) when run over by an ambulance. To sew the two halves back together, the doctor required a special jungle thread that brave Jim was able to get from underneath a rhino. Fred was mended and will be more careful crossing the road in future.
Fred the snake was happy to survive his unfortunate adventure of getting squished in two (thus becoming Fred-Fred for a while) and he had a marvelous time going to school where he was the hit of the playground – thanks in large part to his skill in bending himself into useful playground equipment like slides and soccer goals! But poor Fred is feeling very lonesome without his former exotic animal pals. Will a visit from Jungle Jim and a collection of wild creatures (including an attractive lady snake) lift his spirits? This third book in the Fred the Snake series takes a colorful menagerie of jungle critters on a wild over-the-seas romp to visit the lonesome serpent in his new home of Charleston, South Carolina. As always, an adventure with Fred makes for a fun, colorful, and unforgettable experience.
The first Fred book “When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended” tells how the friendly snake was sent as a present to the young boy by Jungle Jim. Fred became Fred-Fred temporarily after an accident crossing the road. Happily, the doctor was able to mend him with some special thread that brave Jim collected from beneath a fierce rhino. In the second book “When Fred the Snake goes to School” , Fred becomes popular when he twists himself into many useful things for the playground, like a soccer goal and a water-slide. But he became lonely and wrote to Jungle Jim, asking him to come and visit his new home. The third book “When Jungle Jim comes to visit Fred the Snake” tells how Jim and many forest friends brave the ocean journey, to arrive in South Carolina. Now, in the fourth book “When Fred the Snake and friends explore Charleston”, we follow Fred, the boy, his Mama, Jim and all the jungle visitors as they check out the tourist sights of the city of Charleston. They took a carriage ride, cruised the market and rainbow row, visited the children’s museum and fort sumter, splashed in the fountain at Waterfront park, gazed in pretty shop windows, ate moules frites at Rue de Jean ,and took a helicopter ride over the city and big bridge. After that they were tired.
About the Author:
Peter Cotton, born British, is a semi-retired Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, living on lovely Dewees Island, SC. He enjoys reading his books at schools and to his grandchildren.
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