Zooey Deschanel and Property Brothers star Jonathan Silver Scott recently did a live reading of him and his brother’s children’s book, “Builder Brothers: Big Plans,” on Facebook! Before they did the reading, they joked, “We have big plans to read “Big Plans,” ’cause we were so busy, we had to clear our schedules.” Deschanel remarked that she is busy since she’s been home taking care of her kids.
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The couple spent the video going back and forth between pages, doing their own impressions of the characters and then showing the page they just read for any children in the audience. They seemingly get into the book itself, with some side comments for the adults. At one point they both read a line together with a lot of energy. Though they do fib some lines at times, it doesn’t detract from the story-telling too much. It was very enjoyable to watch.
At the end of the book, Scott shows a plan for building a birdhouse, holding up the image for any viewers who want to take a screenshot. Deschanel then started a discussion about the book, asking how the builders knew the holes for the door and windows wouldn’t be too small. Scott quips back with a self-critical joke that he and his brother aren’t the smartest tools in the shed, or the sharpest avocados in the basket. Deschanel corrects him: “Or the sharpest knife in the drawer,” before they say goodbye.
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Zooey and Jonathan are also sharing what they’re doing while trying to maintain social distancing and stay at home. On March 27, Jonathan posted on Instagram, “Don’t let our smiles fool you, we both play to win! How are you spending your time as we all stay #hometogether? @zooeydeschanel and I have been playing games, making music, and of course doing puzzles.,” along with some photos.
Everyone that is at home is doing all sorts of things while we try to maintain social distancing. It seems that Zooey and Jonathan are keeping themselves busy! If you’d like to watch their Facebook video on the book reading, you can go to their post here.
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