Ava's Arch: Cooking Capers and Creations

Ava's Arch: Cooking Capers and Creations

by Ava Ventrella
Ava's Arch: Cooking Capers and Creations

Ava's Arch: Cooking Capers and Creations

by Ava Ventrella


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Join Ava in the kitchen to make family cooking fun! She is assisted by her companions, Luca Bear and Sergeant Captain Burt. Social cues and some tasks are not easy for Luca Bear, and he relies on Ava to help navigate sticky situations. With her lead and his trusted friend, Burt, Luca Bear finds confidence and reassurance in helping out his sister in the kitchen. Family favorites, lots of tasting, and a few messy situations make for enjoyable and lighthearted cooking adventures.

Ava Ventrella created the Ava’s Arch initiative for kids like her who have a sibling with special needs. She is passionate about helping to improve mental health services that support siblings and further enrich family connections. Kids working together with a common understanding can sometimes be more powerful than talking to adults or family members. Everybody needs a voice, some help, and a safe place to land. Ava’s Arch helps communities and contributes to a wide range of organizations that improve mental well-being for kids.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645435587
Publisher: Mascot Books
Publication date: 09/07/2021
Pages: 38
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Ava Ventrella was nine when she started writing this cookbook. Two years later, and with encouragement, her efforts to publish have come true. In her young life so far, she has had the opportunity to travel the world, make many wonderful friends, and learn from those who have influenced her.

Ava’s brother was diagnosed with Sotos Syndrome when he was young, and her family’s “normal,” she came to find, was not the same as other families. Special needs siblings present a variety of challenges and learning difficulties both for the individual and for the family. From these challenges come many stories of success and funny anecdotes. Ava wrote this cookbook to help families share time in the kitchen with an understanding that not everything has to be perfect, that being different is okay, and that everyone needs help sometimes.
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