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Monday 25 May 2015

Carrey: Reading to kids is heaven

Jim Carrey has written a children's book about a nervous wave
Jim Carrey has written a children's book about a nervous wave

Jim Carrey has revealed he has written a children's book.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone star - who is a father and a grandfather - has penned a story for kids titled Roland Rolls about a scared wave called Roland.

"I wrote a children's book. Because I just think, I want to be part of special moments for people and to me, there's nothing more special than the moment before bed when you're reading a story with your kid. That's one of those moments where it's just kind of a little slice of heaven when you're reading the story," he said.

Jim, who stars in the magic comedy alongside Steve Carell and Olivia Wilde, revealed that the book will be released in the US in September.

"It's a story about a wave named Roland that is afraid that one day he's going to hit the beach and his life will be over," he explained.

"But when he gets deep, he's struck by the notion that he's not just a wave - he's the whole big wide ocean. And it's kind of a metaphysical children's story, which deals with a lot of heavy stuff in a really childish way. And you know, I think it's going to be good for kids and parents will go to bed feeling safer."

He added: "I didn't choose it, it just came. It's just how I feel. We spend our lives caught up in the minutiae of these little emotional things that happen and it's like we're waves in the ocean."

:: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone opens in cinemas on March 15.

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