One day, Mikis’s grandfather has a surprise for him: a new donkey waiting! Mikis falls in love with the creature, but his grandparents tell him that the donkey is a working animal, not a pet. However, they still let Mikis choose her name — Tsaki — and allow the two of them to spend their Sundays together. Mikis and Tsaki soon become fast friends, and together the two have some grand adventures. Eventually, both Mikis and his grandfather learn a bit more about what exactly it means to care for another creature.
- ISBN: 9780802854308
- Author: Tak, Bibi Dumon
- Illustrator: Hopman, Philip
- Published: 2014 , Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
- Themes: Adventure, Animals, creatures, Friendship, Surprise
- Descriptors: Awards, Europe, Fiction, Intermediate (ages 9-14), Mildred L. Batchelder Award, Netherlands, Realistic Fiction
- No. of pages: 89