American sitcom star Ray Romano has become the latest celebrity to extend his talents to writing children's books.

The Everybody Loves Raymond actor, 45, has teamed up with publishers SIMON + SCHUSTER BOOKS FOR YOUNG READERS to release RAYMIE, DICKIE AND THE BEAN: Why I LOVE AND HATE MY BROTHERS.

The book is described as an account of "why brothers can be gross, disgusting and downright mean, but still love each other", based on Romano's childhood experiences.

Romano received helped from his brothers ROBERT and RICHARD on the book, which is set to hit shelves next autumn (04).

03/12/2003 21:16