Category Archives: Fred the Snake Series

Fred and friends go to the beach!

Delighted to announce that the 5th book about Fred the friendly snake is now published. Jack the boy’s Dad comes home from a trip and takes the whole family with Fred, Bernadette, Jungle Jim and all the animals on the ferry to Dewees island, where I live. They have a great time, but had a scare when Bernadette floated out to sea. Can Jack save her?

Signed books (personalized if requested) are available, as are the other 4 books, at www.petercottontales.com. As my birthday present to you, shipping to USA will be free in June.

       Taking the ferry to Dewees island

Fred getting nice publicity and a 5 STAR review from Readers Favorite

We were featured in the Xmas edition of the Mount Pleasant magazine   Fred MP1 Fred MP2 And liked the review Reviewed by Michelle Stanley for Readers’ Favorite December 2016 https://readersfavorite.com   Five STARS When Fred the Snake Goes to School is a children’s animal story by Peter B. Cotton. Fred the Snake was given to James by JungleContinue Reading

Update on Fred the friendly snake

Fred has been busy. The recent book about exploring Charleston has been popular locally (as hoped). We recently enjoyed a visit to the nearby marvellous Edisto Serpentarium, a family owned collection of exotic creatures and photographic memorabilia. Well worth a visit  http://www.edistoserpentarium.com. And more recently still we have published a small Fred snake coloring book,Continue Reading

Fun with Fred and friends in Charleston

“When Fred the Snake and Friends explore Charleston” was published 10 days ago. It seems popular, at least among friends and work colleagues, and I have been doing the rounds of places mentioned in it to get more publicity. So, I have been to Charleston Museum, the gift store at the Yorktown, The Children’s museum,Continue Reading

Fred 4 is PUBLISHED!

“When Fred the Snake and Friends explore Charleston” is now available direct from our website. Books will be signed and can be personalized. CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW!

The fourth book about Fred the friendly snake is about to be published

Fred and his jungle friends are exploring the sights of Charleston, where i live. Bonnie has finished her wonderful illustrations, and Cristina is completing the design. Here is the cover page.

Bonniella in Charleston!

The 4th book about Fred the friendly snake will be called “When Fred the snake and friends explore Charleston”. We thought it would help if our super-illustrator Bonnie Lemaire could visit to get a feel for the place. Happily she was able to come recently, with husband Robert and son Xazel. We had a goodContinue Reading

Another nice review: Lewis Carroll indeed!

Children’s Bookwatch: May 2015 Midwest Book Review An award-winning children’s book series in stunning verse, “When Fred the Snake Got Squished and Mended” (otherwise popularly known as “Fred-Fred”) is a beloved, original tale of a charming, adventurous, jungle snake pet who lacked crossing traffic skills. This amusing story is wonderfully written in rhyming narrative verse,Continue Reading

Fred gets Moonbeam award!

Fred was tickled to receive recently notice of his bronze medal from the Moonbeam Childrens book awards, for the best picture book series. There were 1300 entries in all categories. Kudos certainly to master illustrator Bonnie Lemaire. Fred and Jungle Jim and their friends are looking forward to exploring my home town, Charleston, in theContinue Reading

New publisher!

The 3 books about Fred the friendly snake now have a new publisher, IngramSpark We look forward to new adventures together.