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Curious George is fasting — and the Man with the Yellow Hat is trading his signature headgear for a fez!

"It's Ramadan Curious George," written by Hena Khan brings back creator H.A. Rey's inquisitive simian and his human caregiver, the Man with the Yellow Hat, as they learn the Muslim holy month of fasting, prayer and charity through their new friend, Kareem.

"I thought it was an amazing opportunity for inclusion, and to really allow Muslim children to identify with this character they love so much," said Khan, 41, a Pakistani-American who grew up reading Curious George before sharing the books with her two sons in Maryland.


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