“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
“I am an audiobook listener. As such, much of my enjoyment of a book rests on the narrator. …By chance, I picked up Deceit by James Siegel. I'm not even through the first disc yet, but I had to let you know that you are a great new discovery for me. Heck, I'm 56 years old, but I might try to find Yertle the Turtle and Goodnight Moon. I appreciate narrators that not only can do voices, but can evoke personality and emotion. Here's hoping to hear more from you… Also, it's wonderful what you are doing with the story–telling for kids. They are absolutely the hardest ones to fool. Thank You” Paul Rath
“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 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
Phil's storytime is an extraordinary experience. He can spew out words faster than the speed of light. He can make time stand still. He can make kids and adults hang on every word. He is Mill Valley Library's Super Storyteller.
Anji Brenner, City Librarian, Mill Valley Public Library
Mr. Sheridan is exceptional! When he comes to our school, the children make cookies for him and draw pictures that they think he will like. He truly brings out the magic of the spoken word. The children act out and repeat parts of stories that he’s told when he’s been with us. All of us—students and faculty alike—look forward to his return.
Sandy Jacklin, Head Teacher, Marin Day Schools
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The show was a tremendous success. From the moment that Phil opened the first book, “Cock-a-Moo-Moo” the kids were captivated. Phil selected wonderfully illustrative and entertaining books for the children. 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. I think “Giraffes Can't Dance” is my new favorite book. It is a wonderful story that has such an elevating message for kids.
Elizabeth Reuss, Bread & Roses, Northern California