A magical story created to connect distant families

Hey Rocco founder, Jason Oakley, with his two nephews

Hi there, 

I'm Jason, creator and author of Hey Rocco. Thanks so much for visiting our site and taking the time to learn more about our story.

Hey Rocco began as a Kickstarter project in 2017, but came from an idea I had many years before.

Being an uncle who had always lived in a different city than his two nephews, I knew just how difficult it was building a relationship with a child you see twice a year.

My connection with my nephews was limited to brief phone conversations or pictures, making it hard to get to know them or play a meaningful role in their life. And when special occasions like birthdays and Christmas came around, it was nearly impossible to find the right gift, especially something that would bring us closer together.

That’s why I created Rocco, a magical fox that can help people just like me build a better relationship with an important child in their life.

If you've come this far, you're likely on the hunt for a special gift for a little one in your life. I would absolutely love it if you gave Hey Rocco a try, but hope either way, that you find something wonderful.


About Rocco

Rocco illustration

Rocco is a curious fox that loves adventure and mischief. His story begins in the forest, where he's an outcast from the rest of the foxes and can’t find his place among the other animals.

One day Rocco decides it’s time to leave the forest in search of adventure and a best friend. His journey takes him to all corners of the world and eventually he crosses paths with an unsuspecting human - that's you!

As you attempt to help Rocco find a friend, you realize that you know just the perfect person.

The first Hey Rocco book ends with you mailing an excited Rocco to meet his new best friend - your little one!

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