When Fred the Snake and Friends Go to the Beach (Fred the Friendly Snake #5) (Hardcover)
Petercottonbooks, 9781532343001, 48pp.
Publication Date: June 15, 2017
This award-winning series of rhyming books for young children are wriiten by a semi-retired medical professor (Peter Cotton), and profusely illustrated by brilliant Bonnie Lemaire. Initially, Fred the snake was sent by Jungle Jim to the boy (Jack) as a pet. In that first book Fred had an accident crossing the road, but was mended using a special thread that Jim collected from beneath a rhino. Then Jack took Fred with him to school, where he studied well and became popular by bending himself into many useful things on the playground. Fred became a little lonely, so wrote asking Jungle Jim to come and visit his new home, which he did along with many jungle friends. In the fourth book, all of them visited the sights of historic Charleston, South Carolina, where the author lives. Now, "When Fred the Snake and Friends go to the Beach" tells how they all spent a day at the beach on a barrier island.