When Fred the Snake and Friends Explore Charleston
Fred the Snake Series, Book 4
children's series · Fred the Snake · ages 2-6 · Kindergarten - 2nd grade
Peter Cotton is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Born and raised in England, he moved to USA in 1986 to head up the Endoscopy Department at Duke University in Durham, NC. He moved to Charleston in 1994 to establish the Digestive Disease Center. He is known throughout the world for his expertise, innovation, research and teaching in the use of endoscopy procedures to manage GI problems that previously needed surgery. He named the procedure for treating biliary and pancreatic problems: ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde CholangioPancreatography). He has authored popular textbooks, published over 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles and lectured in more than 50 countries. Now semi-retired, and encouraged by grandchildren, he has so far written five books about Fred the friendly snake. The first one, When Fred the Snake got Squished and Mended, was a bed-time story for his children when small, to teach them how (not) to cross the road. When they had their children, they asked "what happened to Fred-Fred?". Peter revamped the text, found a wonderful illustrator (Bonnie Lemaire in Canada) and started publishing the Fred book series.