It is mainly tan in color with the words written in brown. The pictures on the book include a boat sailing on water and a captain's steering wheel on the top-right corner.
Role in the episode
Spongebob took this book from his library so that he could show Mrs. Puff his vast boating know-how at the Bikini Bottom Museum of Boating in hopes of getting his boating license. It had seven thousand four hundred pages and started with, "In the beginning, Neptune created the sail," and ended with "But such tragedies will be avoided with the flying boat of the future." Not much more is known about this book, except that SpongeBob managed to read the entire thing overnight.
The first sentence in the book "In the beginning Neptune created the sail" is similar to the first sentence of the Holy Bible: "In the beginning God made the Heaven and the Earth."