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School book fairy has back to school covered

Harry and Lauren Lester enjoy getting their books covered by the School Book Fairy, Erin Phillips.
Harry and Lauren Lester enjoy getting their books covered by the School Book Fairy, Erin Phillips. Kevin Farmer

THE thought of doing battle with the sticky Contact fills most parents with dread at this time of the year.

But not self-appointed "School Book Fairy" Erin Phillips.

For the past three years, Mrs Phillips has been gladly covering the school books of children from across the city.

Her online venture is proving quite successful and she expects to cover in excess of 250 books before the start of the 2013 school year.

The thrifty decorator can cover one book in approximately three minutes.

"The trick is to get the spine of the book straight and flat against the contact," she said.

"You are pretty much guaranteed no bubbles that way."

Mrs Phillips charges $50 per child, not bad considering some year one students are packing in excess of 24 books.

She also hand stamps and hand colours a decorative panel for each book.

"I find it good fun and relaxing," she said.

For more information call Mrs Phillips on 0423 205 599 or email schoolbookfairy@y7mail.com

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