Jim Carrey will release a children's book later this month(Read article summary)
Carrey's book, titled 'How Roland Rolls,' centers on a wave who soon learns he is part of something bigger than himself by being one section of the ocean.
Actor Jim Carrey is turning his attention to childrenâ€™s literature with his new book, which will be released Sept. 24.
The book, which is dedicated to his grandson, is titled â€śHow Roland Rolls.â€ťÂ
Carrey told Publishers Weekly heâ€™s found writing extremely rewarding.
â€śThereâ€™s more joy and fulfillment in this project than I could have dreamed,â€ť he said.
The book centers on Roland, a wave who learns he is part of something bigger by being a piece of the large ocean. Carrey said he wanted to write the story to address childrenâ€™s questions about life and death.
â€śI want the book to alleviate childrenâ€™s fears about loss and what would happen to them if they were left alone,â€ť he said. â€śItâ€™s an early existential crisis, one that I experienced as a child when I was afraid that my parents would die. But when we realize that beneath the surface of things â€“ the activities of our lives â€“ we are all connected, that fear of loss gets softened.â€ť
The e-book version of â€śRolandâ€ť will have four songs performed by Carrey and his daughter, Jane. â€śRolandâ€ť is being released by the actorâ€™s company Some Kind of Garden Media.
Carrey recently appeared in the 2013 comedy â€śThe Incredible Burt Wonderstoneâ€ť and also starred in a film adaptation of a classic childrenâ€™s book, the 2011 movie â€śMr. Popperâ€™s Penguins,â€ť as well as a 2009 film adaptation of â€śA Christmas Carol.â€ť In 2004, he took on the role of villainous Count Olaf in the movie adaptation of â€śLemony Snicketâ€™s A Series of Unfortunate Events,â€ť and he told PW he â€śloved the series. Iâ€™d very much look forward to a film sequel.â€ť (A sequel has not been announced.)