Jim Carrey to publish a children's book

Actor Jim Carrey arrives at the screening of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" during the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival at the Paramount Theatre on March 8, 2013, in Austin, Texas.
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Actor, comedian and all-around goofball Jim Carrey is adding the title of published author to his list of accomplishments.

Perseus Books will be publishing Carrey's children's book, "How Rowland Rolls," this fall. It's about an ocean wave who is afraid of crashing into the shore, but when he retreats farther into the ocean he discovers his place in the world.

"I wrote 'How Roland Rolls' specifically as a way for parents and grandparents to engage with the children in quality together-time," Carrey explained on the book's website. "Not only will the message of the story help them feel connected, worthwhile, and a part of something vast and grand ... the very act of adults spending time simply to be with them, and only with them, will pay off in an experience of fulfillment that's truly beyond compare."

The 51-year-old star also tweeted about his new deal:

In a statement, Sabrina McCarthy, president of Perseus Distribution Client Servies said that Carrey, who has one daughter and recently became a grandfather, was the perfect person to write a children's book.

"He is such a vibrant, dynamic actor who brings amazingly vivid characters to life, and I think children will respond to the energy and enthusiasm he has brought to 'How Roland Rolls.'"