This delightful story examines the lengths that friends will go to help each other. Donkey is visited every day by his friend Serafina. But one day she does not appear. Donkey travels over land and sea to find her in order to reassure himself that all is well. The journey is arduous and causes Donkey to overcome his fears and confront danger at every turn. Of course, in the end, all is well and the friends are happily reunited.
The story is well narrated and features beautiful images that are rich in colour and detail. The collage-like illustrations by Coralie Saudo are superbly constructed, with complex paint building evident in the texture and depth of the finished page. Despite this, the overall effect is one of simplicity, with the eye drawn to the actions of the main characters throughout. Little Grey Donkey is a superb book that is visually stunning and will bear repeated readings.