The Prop­erty Broth­ers’ next big ad­ven­ture

The real es­tate and home ren­o­va­tion twins Drew and Jonathan Scott re­lease new kids’ book by Nikki Gill

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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

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