Meet Crimp, the star of Crimp! On-By!!, as he tells you his fascinating life story, from the puppyhood accident which defined his life and gave him his name, all the way through to the 2008 Iditarod. Crimp is a happy soul who s taken in stride all the challenges life has thrown his way, and come out with his tail still waggin'! All he wants to do is GO! Crimp s inspiring story details what can happen when you don t take no for an answer. When you put your mind to doing what you know you were born to do. And what can be accomplished even when you re not perfect, and even when things don t always go your way. The book is arranged both as a compelling story for youngsters and adults alike as well as a reference for information on sled dogs and the Iditarod. Sidebars provide detailed information which augment the story and provide additional context. Crimp! On-By!! can be utilized to increase 3rd 5th grade reading skills as well as develop understanding of sled dog heritage. Crimp chose "Crimp! On-By!!" as his title since that is his very favorite command..."on-by" means keep on doing what you re doing, no matter what!