Skip to content

Kelowna author publishes children’s book on joy, acceptance

An Ant Named Miko is the first book in the Small Adventures series
Reece Farkash illustrated and wrote the book himself. (Contributed)

A young Kelowna author has just published his first novel, a picture book that encourages kids to have confidence in their differences.

Reece Farkash tells stories through pictures every day as a graphic design artist, but he never considered himself a writer. He was inspired to write a children’s book by his love for storytelling, art and ants.

“Every good story has something you can take away and learn from,” Farkash says. ” With An Ant Named Miko specifically, it’s more about self-discovery and a little bit of self-confidence, as well.”

VIDEO: Cyclist pedals through fire and flames to raise money on Western Canada trek

An Ant Named Miko follows the protagonist, Miko, through his coming of age journey. It is the first in a series that hopes to explore how different perspectives change how we view the world.

Farkash hopes that readers not only feel entertained after reading his book but feel inspired or learn something new about themselves and the world around them.

Click here to purchase the book.

READ MORE: Kelowna Fringe Festival returns to Central Okanagan this fall after year-long pandemic hiatus


Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our daily newsletter.