“Phil is a master storyteller, fabulously dramatic, knowing his stories so well that he really acts them out rather than reads them. …Equally important, he is giving the children the gift of oral tradition, a gift they will surely remember when they become adults.” Old Firehouse School, Mill Valley
“When Phil reads, or rather, acts out, Caps for Sale, the monkeys are real! Listening to him is more fun than a barrel of monkeys.” Marilyn Wronsky, Childrenís Librarian, Corte Madera Public Library
“Phil had such a wonderful rapport with the kids from the moment he began… When he was finished reading the books he brought, most of the children came up to him and touched his beard, tried his hat on; they didn’t want him to go. He was very approachable and the kids were clearly comfortable with him. It was a very special morning.” Lisa Starbird, Bread & Roses
“Phil made his debut for Bread & Roses by reading stories for our young friends at the Canal Alliance Daycare. He is a versatile and experienced actor. He uses his acting skills (voices, movement, facial expressions) to make his stories come alive. When the kids arenít hanging on his every word, they’re joining in and laughing with him.” Kurt Huget, Bread & Roses, Corte Madera
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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…