Cardinal Connection: A Cardinal is Nearis an interactive story and memory book that offers a meaningful and supportive means to explain death to children in developmentally appropriate words while also giving them a memory journal workbook all in one for them to draw, color, and use art and writing as a resource for remembering and starting the healing process. This book helps young children cope with the emotions they face, sometimes for the first time, related to the death of a special and loved person in their lives and offers parents a supportive tool to guide discussion. Who is Cardinal Connection for? Cardinal Connectioncan serve as a read-a loud book for all children no matter his or her age. The vivid illustrations help to catch children’s attention while the rhyming story line connects various topics and ideas. The workbook side of the book offers a space for kids to express themselves in their own way through creative drawing and writing. This book can also be read directly by children starting around age 7 through early childhood and beyond. This book is honestly for everyone as adults alike can find comfort in this resource much as a child would. Grief is a unique experience that all of us will go through in our own way. Cardinal Symbolism is one method that can allow children to work through their own grieving process and keep a loving connection to the person who died during these difficult times and all throughout their lifetime. Cardinal Connection is an extremely useful resource to give to children following the death of a loved one and can help accompany difficult conversations that parents and family members must face during these sad times.