Category: Fred the Snake Series

Home of Fred the Snake (and Dr. Peter)

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,…
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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 the…
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New publisher!

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

Jungle Jim comes to visit!

Fred did well at school, but missed his jungle friends, so asked Jungle Jim to come and visit him. Jim collected lots of jungle friends, including a lady snake. But he couldn’t take everybody. “A tiger really wanted in, but Jim was nervous taking him, Tigers have a lot of bounce, and a tendency to…
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Fred the Snake visits friends at a reptile show!

We went to the “Repticon” reptile show in Columbia (SC) to see how many people would be interested to meet Fred, and to take some books home. Happily, several did. A truly ethnic experience. They had a special place for me.     We met new friends     Marion was very brave.

Fred is going to a reptile show!

We are going to the large Repticon show in Columbia at the weekend. Fred is looking forward to meeting many new friends, and introducing them to his books. (Marion is not too sure about it)

Reading at The very Little Bookstore in Summerville

Fred and I had fun reading to a young audience on my birthday!   

Jungle Jim getting his friends ready to travel

This is a line drawing for the 3rd Fred book “When Jungle Jim and Friends come to visit Fred the Snake”. Why not help by printing it out, coloring it and sending it to me on Facebook?

Fred 3 is in the works.

Bonnie is working her magic on the illustrations for the 3rd Fred Snake book “When Jungle Jim comes to visit Fred the Snake”. I asked her to send me one outline in draft which can be used as a coloring challenge. Why not try and send the results to This illustration goes with “Then…
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The second book about Fred the Snake is published

“When Fred the Snake goes to School” is now available. I am expecting copies to arrive very soon, and will be sending them to family and special friends, and also making a marketing push in various ways.