Hiro's Hats - by Elisa Kleven
This is a lovely story about friendship and love. High in the mountains of Japan, Hiro, a little snow monkey, finds a beautiful hat.
"Snow monkeys don't need hats!" his brother tells him.
But Hiro's hat does more than keep him warm -- it is also a friend. Only a robin understands. And when Hiro's hat disappears, she surprises him,
in time, with two more hats, each as playful and full of life as his first.
"Delicately beautiful collage art in colors that evoke harsh snowy winters and lush, blooming springs. A page of back matter is dedicated to fun facts about snow monkeys. The lyrical prose makes for an engaging storytime or bedtime option."
-- Association of Children's Librarians "Outstanding Pick"