British-born semi-retired Professor of Medicine in Charleston, SC, widely traveled and author of many medical books. He wrote the first story about Fred the snake getting squished (and mended) when his kids were young, to teach them how (not) to cross the road. When they had their own children, they asked "what happened to Fred-Fred" (so-called because he was in two pieces initially). So, Peter dusted it off and found a publisher. It seemed popular and fun, so there are now 8 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, enjoyed the beach and taken his friends camping. Books 7,8 ans 9 have Fred and friends exploring the cities and sights of USA.
The midwest book review said "Move over for Fred-Fred, Lewis Carroll"
My 4th book about Fred the friendly Snake and his friends has them touring the sights of Charleston, SC, where I live and work (occasionally). What better way than a carriage ride? They went past elegant city buildings and museums, through pretty neighborhoods south of Broad st (and past the SNOBs restuarant -Slightly North of Broad!), and down to the battery at the tip of the penisula to look out at Fort Sumpter. Then, back up East Bay St and the Rainbow Row of houses back to the Market (don't miss that)
Thank you, strong horse and the articulate guide.
Srongly recommended (like my 7 Fred books).
When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston