Comedian Jim Carrey is set to add author to his resume with a new children's book.

The Dumb and Dumber star reveals he was inspired to get creative and make up a story for kids after reading tales to his three-year-old grandson, Jackson.

He tells the Associated Press, "Sometimes when you go to a movie, that can be that. But when you read your kid a story, that is just a little slice of heaven."

If he follows through on his dream to become an author, Carrey will join the likes of Julie Andrews, Julianne Moore and Jamie Lee Curtis among the movie stars who have become children's book writers.