REVIEWS  - for CTB’s web site (Host baby)   “Turtle Island is in Mourning”, from the album/CD “Rainbow Ride”: One of the most haunting and deeply felt reactions to what we all experienced six months ago comes from Carmela Tal Baron, …  an interdisciplinary artist … painter, poet and writer … and most recently lyricist, composer and performer …  Turtle Island is in Mourning …  quite an extraordinary song and performance.         Robert Sherman, host of Woody’s Children, WFUV 90.7, Public Radio from Fordham University, one of the longest running folk shows. Woody’s Children: Six Months Later (folk songs in response to 9-11, March 10, 2002).                 Hi Carmela, How nice to hear from you, especially to hear the new recording, and even more especially, to enjoy your own warm and idiomatic performances.         With great good wishes, and many thanks... Bob Sherman         Upon reciving the CD A GIRL WITH A CURL * “Darkness is a Blanket”, poem into song from the album/CD “Rainbow Ride” and the book “Morning Offering” 55 poems Published by Carmel Jerusalem Awaiting me are more and more erotic delicacies, fine and pungent, to read with delight (translated from Hebrew).        Amos Oz, author and Israel Prize Laureate in literature, winner of many international literary awards and short-listed for the Nobel Prize in literature. * “Paradigm Shift”, album/CD: Carmela Tal-Baron’s poetry is exquisitely modern and romantic and is accompanied by the Chopin-like musical interpretations of John Di Martino.         Martin Wangh, MD, psychoanalyst, New York, 2004.      * “Don’t Be Afraid I Am Only a Child”, children’s book:  The book “Don’t Be Afraid I Am Only a Child” is enchanting. Even when I was done reading it, the protagonist Tom lived on in my mind as a wise and innocent soul mate. This is one of the books that are etched in my consciousness and that have influenced my creative endeavors (translated from Hebrew).             Shlomit Cohen Asif, Israeli poet and award winning children’s book writer, 2014   * A union between a child’s imagination, rich in inventions and delightfully entertaining, and a mature and sophisticated view of a poetess who is also a visual artist has given rise to an extraordinary children’s book …  an amusing and dream-like journey of adventures, a fable of an ancient voyage of discovery. Carmela Tal also illustrated her book with highly inventive and original drawings. Highly recommended (translated from Hebrew).          Haim Nagid, author, poet and editor. Published in the children’s magazine Urim Lahorim, Israel, 1972.      * A highly imaginative story …   original, delightful, entertaining and thought provoking. The ‘monstrous’ illustrations by the author are highly graceful, rich I imagination and sense of humor.  The aesthetic production of the book is clearly praiseworthy. The moral of the story is bound to become clear to the young reader, even if the intentions hidden behind it may not reveal themselves immediately (translated from Hebrew).         Uriel Ofek, an award-winning children’s book author. Published in the literary magazine of the newspaper Masa, Israel, 1972.    * This book belongs in an entitled and unique class of children’s books where an imaginary and allegorical reality reflects with humor the actual reality. And thus there is some resemblance between “Don’t Be Afraid… “, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” and Saint Exupery’s “The Little Prince”….  Carmela Tal succeeds in creating a charmed world, replete with motion and color, whose inhabitants are noble and heart rending (translated from Hebrew).         Shulamit Lapid, an award winning poet, playwright and writer of adult and children’s books. Published in the newspaper         Maariv, Israel, 1972.     * A wondrous book that liberates children’s minds and spurs their mental growth. Fine anthropomorphic rendering of the beast-protagonists and their message to the reader (translated from Hebrew).          Erez Mirantz, Israeli author and playwright, 2014.  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------       From Arts Magazine reviews 1984  ”