author Hena Khan "wanted to focus on the celebratory aspects" of
Ramadan, so George attends family gatherings and accompanies his friend
Kareem to a mosque to put together charity baskets, she told AFP.
writer of Pakistani origin from Rockville, Maryland, Khan has already
written two children's books about Islam, "but there's something
different about having Curious George, a mainstream, well-known, iconic
character recognize your tradition and make you feel included."