“It warms my heart when my 2 year old daughter, Riley, asks me if we are going to the library to see ‘Bill’ (we’re working on the pronunciation of your name) and to get new books. What an incredible family tradition you have helped us foster. You storytelling is a gift and I thank you so much for sharing it with us.” Alison M. Skrinar, Mill Valley CA
“He is very animated, and enthralled the children with the incredible selection of books that he chose. All of the stories that he read had an inspiring and meaningful message in them.” Elizabeth Reuss, Bread & Roses, Northern California
“Phil is such an expert storyteller that young children, ages 2-5, sit enraptured for 45 minutes. I've never seen that before.” Barbara Berry, parent volunteer, Francisco Child Care Center
“Phil has exceptional rapport with the children. Several parents have commented on the joy he brings to each session and how delighted they are to see him each week. We are so happy he is with us!” Mary Richardson, Head Librarian, Sausalito Public Library
film, television & radio
Phil does the voice of Nonno (grandpa) in Disney/Pixar's film-short entitled “La Luna”. “La Luna” was nominated for an Academy Award this year for Best Animated Short Film.
Below is an excerpt from “La Luna”—with narrative from the film-makers about Phil's participation…