“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
“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 Sheridan is a professional storyteller and it's a great experience to hear him perform.”
Chris Wright, Bread & Rose
“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
Iíve Become Wanton As I Wither
On my eightieth birthday
Iíve become wanton as I wither.
Because old age is not a time to gather
itís a time to give away
a time to love
of letting go of all the love
Iíve held in check since childhood
and sending it to places where hearts
I do this wantonly before I die.
So when next you see a withered leaf
fluttering like a newborn in a tree,
stop and say hello: thatís me.
and if your heart is dry, come close
and hold me in your hand
Iíll send some love to you.
~ Phil Sheridan