The Property Brothers’ next big adventure
The real estate and home renovation twins Drew and Jonathan Scott release new kids’ book by Nikki Gill
Canadian identical twins Drew and Jonathan Scott, also known as the Property Brothers, are two of the most well-known HGTV personalities in the world. As if hosting a countless number of home renovation and real estate shows wasn’t enough, Drew Scott even went off to compete in and then
special had a television chronicling his wedding.
Aside from their small screen exploits, both brothers have been actively involved with the Me To We foundation.
For their next chapter, ahem, they’ve decided to dabble in writing books. Last month, they released a children’s book called
with illustrations by Kim Smith.
We tracked down the Scott brothers to find out what inspired them to become authors, whether or not kids really care about home renovations and real estate, and ask about some fun childhood memories. What inspired you to write a children’s book? shows. Who would’ve thought that four- and five-year-olds would love real estate and design programming. So Jonathan and I felt it was a natural fit to create a children’s series that brings to What is your favourite part of the book? part is at the end of the book where we’ve incorporated an actual hands-on project that parents or teachers can partake in with children. What do you think young readers and parents will enjoy most about your book? Jonathan: It’s a fun read, but there are also a few great lessons: we are stronger when we work together and that you never “fail” if you learn from it and keep trying. Did your love of building things start in your childhood? Drew: We loved building anything and everything from birdhouses to magic tricks. I remember we also built a fort when we were around 10 years old. But we included trap doors and secret compartments. The sky was the limit with our imagination. What were some of your favourite kids books to read? What is it like seeing your younger selves as animated characters? Do you have a childhood memory? Drew: On special occasions our family would get together for an amazing home-cooked meal. We would help our mom prep the meal, and then after dessert (pumpkin pie and our mom’s secret mint dessert recipe), we would play board games and charades. This was a tradition we loved. favourite What would you say is the most important thing your parents taught you?
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L–R: Drew and Jonathan Scott at age six