This is the second of a series of books about Fred the Snake, who was sent as a present by Jungle Jim. The first book, "When Fred the Snake Got Squished and Mended," tells how he became "Fred-Fred" when crossing the road. Happily, the doctor was able to mend him, using some special thread that Jim found beneath a Rhino. We played together happily all summer, but now it's time to go to school. Can Fred come too?