Winner of the Moonbeam Childrens book awards for the best picture book series
Winner of a Mom’s Choice Gold Award

The six Fred books are available in hardback, softcover and ebook versions. Signed copies are available from www.drpetercotton.com/shop

When Fred the Snake Got Squished And Mended

Oh, no! Fred the Snake didn’t look both ways to see if there were any speeding vehicles coming. Now, he’s cut in two! Fred must wait in the hospital for the doctors to sew him back together. But they need a special bendy thread that can only be found in the distant, wild jungle! Can Jungle Jim help?

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“When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended is a perfect selection for story time and will give caregivers an opportunity to discuss traffic safety as they read…most highly recommended.” —Jack Magnus for Readers’ Favorite 

“This amusing story is wonderfully written in rhyming narrative verse, full of British style, wit and charm. It is also beautifully illustrated with wild, lively, colorful caricature illustrations which present Fred and friends as a very personable, appealing snake….Move over for ‘Fred-Fred,’ Lewis Carroll!” —Children’s Bookwatch: Midwest Book Review

“A story with plenty of lessons….The characters are cute….And fun, bright colors and creative illustrations make this tale appealing and interesting.” —Samantha Dewitt (Rivera) for Readers’ Favorite 

When Fred the Snake Goes to School

After a happy summer playing together, Fred the Snake wants to go to school! Fred is a friendly snake, but the students are nervous at first. Fred earns their trust and affection by playing nice and twisting into fun things, like a jump rope and soccer goal!

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“Filled with beautifully flowing rhymes, colorful, eye-catching drawings, and engaging characters, this book is bound to be a child’s favorite story….A heartwarming and humorous tale that must be shared. I recommend this book to children of all ages.” —Alyssa Elmore for Readers’ Favorite

When Fred the Snake Goes to School is such a delightful storybook for young children….The illustrations inside are even lovelier, brightly coloured, and show the characters engaged in each activity. Fred is an adorable snake who charmed the teacher, and James is a caring pet owner….Teachers will enjoy reading this book to their students, and parents will like it too.” —Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite

“When Fred The Snake Goes to School by Peter B. Cotton is a charming story about a snake who goes to school and wins the hearts of everybody there. The story also helps children realize that not all snakes are poisonous and harmful; some can be friendly too, like Fred. Bonnie Lemaire’s illustrations breathe life into the author’s words and give good action and movement to the story, making it exciting for young readers. The story has loads of appeal and children will enjoy going to school with Fred and the little boy, and having fun with them and their adventures. When Fred The Snake Goes to School by Peter B. Cotton is good for storytelling and read-aloud sessions in classrooms and school libraries.” — Readers’ Favorite

When Jungle Jim Comes to Visit Fred the Snake

Fred the Snake is lonely and misses Jungle Jim and his friends. Jungle Jim finds his old shipping boat and braves the wild seas to visit Fred in South Carolina. He brings a whole animal menagerie, including a lady snake named Bernadette!

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Fred the Snake playfully conveys good advice for young readers with easy to understand rhymes. The colorful illustrations also play a part in this charming book aimed at the two year toddler and his/her older friends. The third book in the series (“Fred the Snake Gets Squished and Mended” and “Fred the Snake Goes to School”) finds Fred’s good friend, Jungle Jim, coming to visit and bringing some of his jungle friends with him. The journey introduces the young reader to ocean travel (since there are no jungles close to Fred’s new home), indigenous jungle animals, and Jungle Jim. This book is a delightful tale about friendship and sharing life experiences.

When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston

In previous books, Fred the snake got squished and mended, went to school and welcomed Jungle Jim and forest friends. In this fourth book, Fred and his pals take a trip to downtown Charleston, SC, to view the historic sites, like the Market, Rainbow Row and Fort Sumter. They enjoy a bumpy carriage ride, the aquarium and the children’s museum. Join the fun and learn about this famous city with Fred the friendly snake!

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When Fred the Snake and Friends Go to the Beach

What a surprise! Jack’s dad is home and decides to take the whole gang out to the beach off the coast of South Carolina. They fish, surf the waves, make sandcastles—but what happens when Bernadette the Snake is caught in the tide? Join Jack and Fred as they make a harrowing rescue and enjoy a day in the sun!

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These books are so wonderful. My kids love the fun illustrations and we enjoy reading about Freds adventures.

When Fred the Snake and Friends Go Camping

Fred, Bernadette, Perdy, Jack, their dog Coco and many animals cram into Jim’s truck and find a nice camping spot. They explore the area and enjoy hang gliding but have to be rescued when they come unstuck when white water rafting

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