Description From the children's picture book, 'Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds.' The Akita is a spitz-type dog bred to take on bears and other large game on the island of Honshu in Japan.
Shelley Ann Jackson & Jeff Crosby, Austin Member Since March 2008 Artist Statement We are husband & wife illustrators, working out of Cambridge, UK. We both hold MFA degrees in illustration from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. These images are from our two collaborative picture books, "Little Lions, Bull Baiters & Hunting Hounds: A History of Dog Breeds," which won a non-fiction research grant from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the gold medal for juvenile nonfiction from ForeWord magazine, and "Harness Horses, Bucking Broncos & Pit Ponies: A History of Horse Breeds."