The book's author, Hena Khan, told BuzzFeed she sees the book as a way for people to learn about Muslim traditions, but also as a way for Muslim children to see themselves represented in the books they read.
Khan noted that she wanted people to "realize Muslim-Americans are a part of the fabric of American society and are engaged at every level.... We embrace our American identity along with our Muslim identity."
Khan wrote the book with a focus on universal values shared by Muslims, like community, family, and charity.
While George himself doesn't fast in the book, he helps Kareem keep his fast by playing with him and distracting him from tasty food.
And after an Eid gift from Kareem and his family, the Man in the Yellow Hat becomes The Man in the Yellow Fez for a day.
It's Ramadan, Curious George will be available May 3rd, 2016.