Jungle Jim takes Fred the friendly snake, his girlfriend Bernadette, other animals, Perdy and Jack to enjoy some of the sights on the west coast of USA, from Hollywood California to Alaska and Waikiki beach, Hawaii
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"
This is the third book about Fred and friends exploring famous sights in USA. Jungle Jim takes Perdy and Jack, Fred and his new bride Bernadette, and other animals through fun places on the west coast.
They start in Hollywood where Fred got a Star, and Perdy was in a movie. In San Francisco, Jim flew under the Golden gate bridge, got locked up temporarily in Alcatraz, then enjoyed Yosemite and Tahoe. They toured Alaska, enjoying the wild life (but avoiding bears), and had fun on Waikiki beach before returning home.