I loved reading Smokey Tails: Smokey in the Southeastern Jungle to my daughter. The story is fun and exciting with a quaint Southern tone that will make UT fans want to burst out singing Rocky Top at the triumphant finish. Of course, my daughter’s favorite character was Smokey, but she was captivated by the emergence of the sly alligator, Mr. Chomper, from the dark swamp. If you cheer for the Vols, you’ll root for Smokey and his grandfather, General Gnawbone, to save the day!
Tennessee Alumnus editor and UT Knoxville alumna