The art is soft and has soothing colors. The two most upsetting scenes are those of a plane just about to hit one of the towers, and another of smoke billowing from them. The rest show the boat being made or sailing, or people working on it. The illustrations alternate between larger scenes of things like the New York skyline and close ups of people working on the boat or the boat itself.
There is additional information about the U.S.S. New York at the end of the book, but this is more of an overview about one small outcome of 9/11 rather than an informational book about the event itself. It would be a good way to introduce the topic to young children, especially those who are interested in ships.