That's MY Monster: Wilfred by Ryan Higgins
OUR STORY BEGINS IN A FARAWAY PLACE WHERE THERE ONCE LIVED A LONESOME GIANT NAMED WILFRED.
WILFRED WAS HUMONGOUS AND HAIRY.
Far, far away, in another galaxy, there may be a place where huge, humongous, hairy guys are considered hunks, but Wilfred's home town is not one of those.
Although the thing big Wilfred craves most is a friend, his planet features small, hairless people, and Wilfred is too monstrous and too hirsute for their tastes. But one small, bald boy thinks Wilfred is interesting. Wilfred is so eager to please that he does whatever the boy suggests, playing a ukulele, playing golf, even doing the boy's math homework. The boy likes the hairy giant and invites him back.
But the townspeople have another plan. They gang up and shave off Wilfred's shaggy gray hair as the price of letting him back into town. Wilfred can't find his friend, but he does find that being bald all over is chilly and retreats to the warmth of a fire in his cave. Satisfied, the townspeople use the shaggy shavings to make themselves wigs and warm, knitted sweaters.
But when the little boy goes out into the teeth of a blizzard to look for his still humongous but now hairless friend, the people realize that they have made a big, hairy mistake, in Ryan Higgins's just-published Wilfred (Dial, 2013). When the shivering giant heroically forces himself away from his fire circle to save his friend, the folks all agree that a hairy hide can indeed hide a warm heart. A sweet story of unlikely friendship, remorse and restitution and ... ZIPPERS!