"The idea of this book is to tell kids about some of the things that go on when boats are built. This may be in a working boatshop or in someone's back yard. Wherever it is happening, some kids are drawn to watch and they may even begin to ask questions. Sooner or later they are told to hold something, or they do it on their own. A Kid's Book on Boatbuilding is about those sights and sounds and smells and the feel of the boatbuilding"