Now in paperback, to tie in with the publication of Phillip Doneâ€™s new hardcover Close Encounters of the Third Grade Kind from Center Street, 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny â€śbrings the joys and terrors of elementary school back to lifeâ€ť (The Washington Times). Phil Done has taught elementary school for twenty years. He fixes staplers that wonâ€™t staple, zippers that wonâ€™t zip, and pokes pins in the caps of glue bottles that will not pour. He has sung â€śHappy Birthdayâ€ť 657 times. 32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny is for anyone who has ever taught childrenâ€”or been to third grade. This collection of tightly written, connected essays is an â€śunexpected pleasureâ€¦an absolute joyâ€ť (Tucson Citizen) and a testament to the kids who uplift usâ€”and the teachers we will never forget. With just the right mix of humor and wisdom, Done reveals the enduring promise of elementary school as a powerful antidote to the cynicism of our times.