British-born semi-retired Professor of Medicine in Charleston, SC, widely traveled and author of many medical books. I wrote the first story about Fred the snake getting squished (and mended) when my kids were young, to teach them how not to cross the road. When they had their own children, they asked "what happended to Fred-Fred" (so-called because he was in two pieces initially). So, we dusted it off and found a publisher. It seemed popular and fun for me, so I now have five books (beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire) about Fred the friendly snake. After recovering from squishness, Fred has gone to school, welcomed Jungle Jim and other animals, explored Charleston, and enjoyed the beach. The midwest book review said "Move over for Fred-Fred, Lewis Carroll" And, I was not named after a rabbit.
Fred the friendly snake (called Fred-Fred by my kids because he got squished in two in the first book) did well at school and then invited Jungle JIm to come visit with some friends, and to see where Fred lives.
Travel restrictions in place now (April 2020) make it impossible for all of us to walk the streets of the beautiful city of Charleston, SC, where I live and work.
So, turn the pages and take a fun virtual tour, illustrated perfectly by Bonnie.
Y'all come on......
When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston