The cover of the book appears to be brown with a tan colored book plate containing the title (Of Snails and Men) in black font. The by-line (By John Slimebeck) is also written in black font located under the book plate. The book appears to be in hard cover novel style with several hundred white pages inside.
Role in the episode
It first appears in the opening shot of Gary's Dream Library.
It later appears when Dream SpongeBob and Dream Gary walk to the book that contains the phrase "Let me not mar that perfect Dream" and the alteration of "There Was An Old Man From Peru."