Smokey Bear's Story of the Forest, by United States Dept. of Agriculture Forest Service, 1957, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, "Smokey Bear's Story of the Forest: Smokey Bear presents a story book of the forest, trees and animals" was a publication produced by the U.S. Forest Service in 1957 aimed at an elementary school audience. Illustrated by Forest Service artist Harry Rossoll, it taught children about the plants and animals in the forest and the effects of forest fires on their lives and homes..