Regulus is king among the mice and eater of all the cheese. He was dreamed up by Aaron Ozee, famed author of over ten books, holder of six world records, and bestselling American poet.

Fun Facts About Regulus

He is the main character of a book: Appropriately called Regulus, the book is an epic quest of self-discovery, filled with life lessons. Buy it here!

It was adapted into a stop-motion film: The animated film was done by prolific photographer, Martyna Koleniec. Watch it below.

He is the only one of his kind: Regulus was specially illustrated by a Ukrainian artist named Nikita Garets.

Created by: Aaron Ozee

Shipped within approx. 6-8 weeks of end of campaign
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Watch the stop-motion animated film by Martyna Koleniec

The story behind Regulus the mice King

What inspired the creation of Regulus?

Regulus manifested from numerous attempts to illustrate an emotionally significant yet titular figure who, despite the faults that weighed upon his sense of being, had the potential to become something greater than himself. Creating the storyline behind Regulus was my way of presenting the struggle of enduring the darkest moments of our past while aspiring to achieve much brighter memories in the future. Encouraging children to understand this personal dilemma is considerably difficult and is incredibly uncommon in any book intended for a young audience, but is a challenge Regulus has openly accepted with the hope of defeating the norm. 

regulus book character
Mouse stuffed animal

What makes Regulus special? 

Regulus is special in many ways, one being his ability to produce an outline of life lessons that could be comprehended by anyone at any age level. Learning how to not be greedy, prideful, gluttonous, and disrespectful are just some of the many revelations that Regulus has as he gradually uncovers the consequences of his actions—all lessons we hope our children don't have to learn the hard way. Great things are definitely awaiting for Regulus has he ventures down his path of self-discovery and is surely going to teach those who read his story how to truly enjoy the gifts that life has kindly given to them.

What inspired you to become a writer? 

I started to write at the tender age of five by crafting homemade pamphlets of folktales, and then transitioned to the genres of short stories, poetry, and now children’s books years later.  Creating Regulus wasn’t an accomplishment intended to serve my own objectives as an author, but was to share certain elements of my previous works with children of all ages worldwide. 

Aaron Ozee

Plush Details

Size: Available in 16”

Materials: Super-soft plush with hypoallergenic polyester plush filling

Turnaround Time: Once the campaign reaches it’s preorder minimum, the plushies will be produced and shipped within 6 - 8 weeks.

Please note: There may be reasonable variances between mass produced plush and sample shown

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