Mo Smells Blue

Mo Smells Blue

A Scentsational Journey

By Margaret Hyde; Amanda Giacomini (Illustrator)

Mos Nose LLC, Hardcover, 9780981625546, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010

Description

Inspired by a real-life rescued dog, the Mo’s Nose picture book series features lyrical tales about the titular dog who interprets his monochromatic vision through his heightened sense of smell—experiencing a world of color through his nose. The full-color illustrations expertly capture the mixed breed’s sensitive, loving nature in a playful ink brush style. Through an innovative Press-2-Smell feature, using pure essential aromatherapy oils, the books give readers an opportunity to rediscover their own senses through three color-themed scents woven into each storyline, along with a fourth mystery scent representing the book’s conceptual theme.

 

This volume introduces readers to the expanisve beauty and freedom of the color blue with the scents of the sea, salty air, and sandy beaches.



About the Author
Margaret E. Hyde was inspired to create the Great Art for Kids Series when she could not find age-appropriate art books for her own little girl. As an alternative to having her expensive coffee-table books drooled on, Hyde designed these durable board books to introduce young children to the great painters. A native of Memphis, Hyde lives in Santa Monica with her family.

Amanda Giacomini is an artist, graphic designer, and yoga teacher living in Northern California. She and her husband, Nicholas, are the proud parents of Mo the dog.


Praise For Mo Smells Blue

I love the book, especially for how it includes aromatherapy!”  Liv Tyler, actress



We love Mo!”  Gabrielle Reece, professional volleyball player



Children with autism love books which engage all of their senses. In my office, I’ve watched dozens of kids with language delay, autism, and other special needs focus and love Mo’s Nose books!”  Jay N. Gordon, MD, FAAP, assistant professor of pediatrics, UCLA Medical School