Jeff Crosby and Shelley Ann Jackson are graduates of the prestigious MFA illustration program at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. They live in Manhattan with their daughter, Harper, dachshund, Baron, and shih tzu, Millie. Jeff has illustrated six children's picture books. The duo's first book together, Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds, received a nonfiction research grant from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
"If you're curious about that unusual looking dog you saw, if you
are thinking about getting a dog for the family, or it you are
simply interested in the animal that so often shares our lives,
this book will satisfy you.... This book, a first collaboration for
the husband/wife team of professional illustrators, is richly
illustrated with vibrant paintings that show the dogs in action in
their historical setting or activity. The authors give mixed breeds
a quick mention and offers to donate some proceeds from the book to
animal welfare and rescue organizations. An engaging read for all
dog lovers." Highly Recommended
-- Canadian Review of Materials
" . . . an irresistible draw for both browsers and for children hoping to add a four-legged new family member."
-- Booklist ." . . this attractive volume includes interesting and sometimes unusual facts about canines. . .It gives an appreciate of the common traits and unique personalities and talents of 'man's best friend, ' accompanied by high-quality illustrations, that readers will enjoy looking at again and again."
-- School Library Journal
" . . .a very thorough and more-than-beguiling disquisition (with illustrations) on the history of . . .dogs"
-- The Globe and Mail