Actor Nathan Lane is set to become the latest celebrity to add children's writer to his resume with the release of his own picture book.

The Birdcage star has inked a publishing deal with editors at Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers to detail the adventures of his spoiled French bulldog in Naughty Mabel.

He is teaming up with his partner, Devlin Elliott, to write the story, while Dan Krall will provide the illustrations.

The book is the first in a planned series of Naughty Mabel books and is due for release next autumn (15).

Lane joins the likes of comedian Jim Carrey, actress Jessica Lange, singer Ricky Martin and rocker Keith Richards, who have all recently released kids' books.