Mo Smells Blue: A Scentsational Journey (Hardcover)

A Scentsational Journey

By Margaret Hyde, Amanda Giacomini (Illustrator)

Mos Nose LLC, 9780981625546, 24pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2010



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 Hyde is a filmmaker, a photographer, and the producer of the Oscar-nominated short film "The Witness from the Balcony of Room 306." She lives in Santa Monica, California. Amanda Giacomini is an artist, a graphic designer, and a yoga teacher. She and her husband are the proud parents of Mo the dog. She lives in Point Reyes, California.

Praise For Mo Smells Blue: A Scentsational Journey

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