The Present Box
   'Explaining death and funerals to children gently and lovingly' 

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How to explain a funeral to a child.....


Michelle Jewels-Parsons, Funeral Celebrant, Speaker, Author and End of Life Companion, along with her 6-year-old Niece Ellie have created a beautiful children’s book exploring themes of death and funerals, accompanied by vivid illustrations hand drawn by Ellie.

Grandparents, Parents and children alike will be enchanted by the hand drawn imagery and delight in the simple and easy to understand style in which it has been written.

The Present Box follows the story of a young child who experiences the death of someone they love. Across many stages of grief and loss, the child comes to terms with the concept of death and prepares for ‘the goodbye day’, the Funeral. 


The Present Box is a warm and gentle way of introducing all the components of a Funeral to a young child.


But how do you say goodbye to someone you love, when you are barely old enough to understand the concept of life and now of death?

With simple language and charming illustrations, this book is sure to become a supportive authority in the education of death and funerals for children.


The recommended retail of the book is $19.95 

If you wish to purchase your copy please see PayPal links below. 

The book can be collected from Michelle's office or posted to you. 


Overseas orders ONLY can be made here through Amazon 


Purchase your copy of The Present Box and collect from Michelle personally - $19.95 Australian dollars each

Purchase your copy of The Present Box and we will mail it to you - $24.95 each (Australia Wide)


About the Author:


Michelle Jewels-Parsons is a Funeral Celebrant and End of Life Companion from Adelaide, South Australia. She has experience as a Funeral Director and has been a Funeral and Memorial Celebrant for 8 years, the past year also working closely with the dying and terminally ill as an End of Life Companion.

Michelle identified early on the need for a book to teach children the importance of life and of death, and how to say goodbye to those they love.


The Present Box is Michelle’s first book. To learn more about what Michelle does with end of life planning and companion work please visit her website at www.endoflifecompanion.com.au

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