The story of Roggie the Lion is the story of a not quite so ordinary lion. After a serious injury to his spine, he finds himself having to use a wheelchair. Facing these new circumstances, he learns the real value of life and how to overcome obstacles that he faced following his accident. The picture book includes an informative photo booklet about the lives of people with disabilities.
Igor Plohl is a teacher and an author of picture books in which he talks about being disabled. Roggie the Lion, his literary alter ego, came to life when Igor wanted to talk to his students about his painful experience when he had to deal with his new life in a wheelchair following a serious accident. He has also written about his experience dealing with his new situation in the autobiographic story It Can Happen To You!, which he wrote for adult readers.