Peter Benjamin Cotton

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Peter Benjamin Cotton

British-born semi-retired Professor of Medicine in Charleston, SC, widely traveled and author of many medical books. I now have five rhyming children's books (beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire) about Fred the friendly snake. I wrote the first "When Fred the snake got Squished and Mended" when my kids were young, to teach them how not to cross the road. They called him "Fred-Fred" as a result. The midwest book review said "Move over for Fred-Fred, Lewis Carroll". More recently, Fred has gone to school, welcomed Jungle Jim and other animals, explored Charleston, and enjoyed the beach. And, I was not named after a rabbit.

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When Fred the Snake and Friends Go to the Beach

When Fred the Snake and Friends Go to the Beach

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When Jungle Jim Comes to Visit Fred the Snake

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Fred the Snake is lonely and misses Jungle Jim and his friends. Jungle Jim finds his old shipping boat and braves the wild seas to visit Fred in South Carolina. He brings a whole animal menagerie, including a lady snake named Bernadette!

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When Fred The Snake Got Squished, and Mended

When Fred The Snake Got Squished, and Mended

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Oh, no! Fred the Snake didn't look both ways to see if there were any speeding vehicles coming. Now, he's cut in two! Fred must wait in the hospital for the doctors to sew him back together. But they need a special bendy thread that can only be found in the distant, wild jungle! Can Jungle Jim help?

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Contrite mended Fred

Fred was very grateful to Jungle Jim, for braving the fierce rhino to get the special mendy thread, and wrote a letter of thanks for his efforts, always a nice thing to do. Fred will be more careful crossing the road in future.

When Fred the Snake Goes To School

When Fred the Snake Goes To School

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After a happy summer playing together, the boy wants to take Fred the Snake to school! Fred is a friendly snake, but the students were nervous at first. Then Fred earned their trust and affection by playing real nice and twisting into fun things they needed, like a jump rope and soccer goal!

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When Jungle Jim Comes to Visit Fred the Snake

When Jungle Jim Comes to Visit Fred the Snake

Fred asked Jungle Jim to come and visit him, and bring more animals. He packed everyone on trolleys and found an old boat. They sailed across the ocean, landed in Carolina and joined Fred and family at home

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When Jungle Jim Comes to Visit Fred the Snake

Fred the snake likes his new home with the boy and family, but missed his jungle friends. So he wrote to Jungle Jim and invited him to visit. Jim collected some animals including a lady snake called Bernadette. They sailed across the ocean to join Fred in Carolina

When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston

When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston

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Fred and his newly arrived friends that Jungle Jim brought go out to explore and enjoy the sights of Charleston, South Carolina

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Charleston restaurants

Charleston, SC, has much to offer for both residents and tourists. Over the last 10-15 years it has become a Foodie destination. There are dozens of great restuarants both on and off the peninsula. Fred enjoyed the mussels at Rue de Jean, as I do!

Fred tours Charleston

I am Peter Cotton, the author, living in Charleston, SC, so wanted Fred and friends to see the sights.

When Fred the Snake Got Squished, and Mended

When Fred the Snake Got Squished, and Mended

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Fred the pet snake didn't know how to cross the road. He became Fred-Fred when run over by an ambulance and had to go to hospital. The doctor needed a special bendy thread that grows beneath large rhinos. Brave Jungle Jim got the thread, and Fred was mended. He will be careful in future

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Jim in the jungle

Fred, our friendly snake, was originally sent to the boy as a present from Jim who lived in the deepest jungle. It is a wild place, and now Jim has to be really brave to disturb that rhino. It is sitting on a bush which can yield the special thread that is needed to mend Fred-Fred, now in two peices in the hospital. Jim, be very careful!

When Fred the Snake got Squished

Fred the friendly snake didn't know how to cross the road. Read on to find out how he got squished but then well mended with special thread that Jungle Jim got from beneath a rhino. He did well and now features in four more books (www.petercottontales.com)

When Fred the Snake Goes to School

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After playing together all summer, the boy wanted to take his pet snake to school. Teacher and students were nervous at first, but Fred became very popular when he turned himself into fun things, like a soccer goal and a jump rope. Teacher gave him a million merit points!

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When Fred the snake goes to school!

After playing together all summer, the boy wanted to take Fred, his pet snake, to school. Teacher and students were nervous at first, but he studied well and became very popular when he made fun things that they needed, like a jump rope, a soccer goal and a water slide at the pool. Teacher gave him a million merit points.

Fred the snake at school!

After playing together all summer, the boy wanted to take Fred, his pet snake, to school. The teacher and students were nervous at first, but Fred became very popular when he studied well and turned himself into fun things the children needed, like a soccer goal and a jump rope. Teacher gave him a million merit points.

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