“Phil is an excellent storyteller. He captures the attention of his audience with strong dynamics, sound effects, and by bringing forth the emotion of the characters and stories. His welcoming and kind energy encourages young children to feel relaxed and at ease, while remaining captivated by the material. He chooses stories that have a message, allowing children to learn their own values by thinking on the story. Phil brings back the ancient and dying art of storytelling.” Cynthia, Fairfax CA, mother of 2
“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 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
“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…