Jack and Perdy's Dad comes home from a trip and takes everyone on a ferry boat to Dewees Island. They spend a happy day on the beach, but had a scare when Bernadette got swept out to sea. Jack rescued her with a windsurfer.
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"
Dad came back from a working trip, with a new beard. Welcomed by Mama, Jack and his friends Fred, monkeys and the giraffe.
What shall they do to celebrate?
Why, go to the beach of course.
Daddy said “let’s have some fun, enjoy a day out in the sun
The forecast is for lovely weather. Get our beachy stuff together”.
You’ll need swimsuits, towels and mats, and don’t forget your floppy hats
Lather on the sunscreen please, on your face and neck and knees
We will go down to the sea, at Sullivans or IOP.
But Jack said, oh Daddy please. Let’s go over to Dewees.......