The 'Pippin and Mabel' picture books, illustrated by Bernice Lum, were inspired by my dog Pippin, who did get skunked (what dog hasn't?) and once adopted a stray cat. He never did find a Mastodon, though. There's a page about the real Pippin here.
Splish! Splash! Splosh! Pippin tries to escape her bath, but what is this black and white creature sleeping in the sun? (Kids Can Press 1999.)
“Oh Pippin!” said Mabel. Pippin wants to find a place to bury her bone where it will be safe, even from Mabel (who doesn’t think much of having it buried under her tomatoes). Then she finds bones. Huge, brown bones. New Brunswick Lieutenant-Governor’s Early Childhood Literacy Award (now the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Early Childhood Literacy Awards), 2000. (Kids Can Press 2000.)
Pippin brings home a kitten from the woods, but Mabel thinks two lively animals may be too many for one little house. (Kids Can Press 2001.)
French translation of Pippin Takes a Bath. (Les éditions Scholastic 1999.)
French translation of Pippin and the Bones. (Les éditions Scholastic 2000.)
French translation of Pippin and Pudding. (Les éditions Scholastic 2001.)