Wednesday, January 23, 2013

WOI Book Review: Baby Come Home by Elizabeth Kail Arnita

Baby Come Home is a story of the young bird, “Baby”, who learns the value of unconditional love and acceptance after he decides to break free from the confinement of his cage and those who love him most. The story gives children a different perspective on rules and why we need to obey them while also offering a teaching on the unconditional love our perfect God has for His imperfect people. 

Overall Thoughts:
Even though this book is considered a children's Christian picture book, there are no Bible references (verses quoted) in the actually text. In the author's notes you will find three or four Bible verses for those who want to use the book as a teaching tool in their church, family gatherings, etc. 

The storyline itself is one that transcends any religious beliefs as we all at some point or another have broken rules, think we know better than those trying to guide/protect us and have found ourselves lead down a path we didn't think would end in consequences from our choices.

The book itself opens doors for parents, teachers or church leaders for open conversation with children. There are some scenes children might even ask questions because they don't quite understand what happened to Baby. 

Even though the main character is a bird, children and adults alike will be able to relate to him, Sam (a human) and the events in the story. The illustrations are beautifully done and only add to each scene.  

Baby Come Home
By: Elizabeth Kail Arnita
Illustrations by: Diane Lucas
ISBN:  978-1-61244-087-3
Genre of Book:  Children’s Christian Picture Book
Published by Halo Publishing Int.
Copyright 2013

All proceeds from book sales support Welcome the Children, a nonprofit helping children in poverty.
Places available for sale:  Internet/Online, Church Book Store

About the Author: 
Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Arnita is the youngest of 12 children. She learned early in life about family dynamics and the concept of sharing. After graduating in 1983, with a degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth married Shadi and they have been blessed with four fabulous children. Her love for the Lord has opened her eyes to a world in need and ignited her compassion for those who are less fortunate. She and her husband founded and continue to manage Welcome The Children; a non-profit organization that funds and supports children who are experiencing the reality of poverty. Elizabeth Arnita has designated all of the proceeds from her book sales to support WTC.

The World of Ink Network is touring author Elizabeth Arnita’s Children’s Christian Picture book, BABY COME HOME published by Halo Publishing Int. throughout January 2013.

You can find out more about Elizabeth Arnita, her books and World of Ink Author/Book Tour at 

Find out more about Welcome the Children at

To learn more about the World of Ink Tours visit


  1. We would love to know what your thoughts are on this book and subject matter. Would you read it even though it is labeled as a Christian book?

  2. I really enjoyed this book and I would read it anyway whether it had Christian labeled or not.