When Fred the Snake and Friends explore USA-East

Children - Adventure
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 06/29/2022
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Author Biography

Hi, my name is Peter Cotton (not named after a rabbit). I wrote my first story about Fred “When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended” a very long time ago to teach my children how (not) to cross the road. There are now 7 books, all in rhyming verse and beautifully illustrated by Bonnie Lemaire.

I grew up in England and became a doctor in 1963. I specialized in stomach problems. My particular focus has been the use of flexible instruments called endoscopes. They look a little like snakes. Maybe that’s why I chose to write about Fred.

I moved to America in 1986 to Duke University in North Carolina, and then in 1994 to Charleston, to the Medical University of South Carolina. I stopped treating patients 10 years ago, but still do some research and teaching. I enjoy traveling and have given lectures in more than 50 countries. I have written a lot of medical books and articles. I published my memoirs called “The tunnel at the end of the light; my endoscopic journey in six decades”.

I am lucky enough to live on Dewees Island, South Carolina with my wife Marion. Together we are blessed with 4 healthy “children”, 8 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Two of the grands, Perdy and Jack, feature in the books. They will be helping Jim guide Fred and friends in my 8th book around the central states very soon, and then on to the west coast.

Signed copies of the books are available at www.drpetercotton.com

    Book Review

Reviewed by Amy Louise Hill for Readers' Favorite

When Fred the Snake and Friends explore USA-East by Peter Cotton is a fun-filled and adventurous picture book for young children. Jungle Jim and his friends go sightseeing around the USA. From New York City to Niagara Falls, this unusual group of friends sees it all! Ever wondered where the president lives? Well, you're sure to find out in this incredibly entertaining book. So what are you waiting for? Join Jungle Jim, Perdy, Jack, Fred the Snake, and many more as they discover the endless adventures the world has to offer!

When Fred the Snake and Friends explore USA-East was a pleasure to read. The story is well written and aimed at both educating and entertaining the young reader. It's great to see books like these that teach children in fun ways rather than using textbooks, as children tend to lose interest quickly if what they read is boring. That won't be the case with this book as I am sure any child reader will have the time of their life! The story is full of adventure and rhyme is used to help children learn more easily. The bright and colorful illustrations by Bonnie Lemaire are adorable and creative; children will love them! I want to wish Peter Cotton all the best in his future writing, and I can't wait for the next books! Congrats on the wonderful book, it will surely be a huge success with any young reader.