Alex and Noah Todd with an Enid Blyton book at the North Rockhampton Library.
Alex and Noah Todd with an Enid Blyton book at the North Rockhampton Library. Chris Ison ROK050218cbook1

Four sets of twins start their schooling at Yeppoon

TWINS Noah and Alex, 5, may be identical in appearance but their personalities are worlds apart.

Noah is a "people-pleaser” who aims for the best and sets himself high goals and Alex is "more of a floater who marches to his own drum and does what he wants when he wants”.

For the twins, being identical has its perks.

"They each have a hat embroidered with green or blue writing to tell them apart and they started to swap their hats and pretend to be each other,” said their mother Ainslee Todd.

"But their different personalities give them away.”

When they were born, hospital staff dressed Noah in blue and Alex in green to tell them apart.

The method carried on at home with different coloured pyjamas.

At Yeppoon's Sacred Heart, three other sets of twins have also started prep this year.

"I've split them up in different classes because they're together all the time and have similar interests and I wanted them to grow as individuals,” Ms Todd said.

Despite being twins, Alex and Noah see their differences.

"Noah has more freckles,” Alex said.

"Alex has more sores,” Noah said.

Alex and Noah both love sport and have big plans for what they will be when they grow up.

"I want to be an army man,” Alex said.

"I want to be a police man,” Noah said.

GET YOUR HANDS ON ONE OF ENID BLYTON'S FAMOUS BOOKS

You can score your own copy for $3 each with a token from The Morning Bulletin and The Sunday Mail until February 18.

There are 13 books left to collect:

TODAY, Feb 6 - The Twins at St Clare's (The Morning Bulletin)

WEDNESDAY, Feb 7 - The Mystery of the Burnt Cottage (The Morning Bulletin)

THURSDAY, Feb 8 - Naughty Amelia Jane (The Morning Bulletin)

FRIDAY, Feb 9 - The Children on the Cherry Tree Farm (The Morning Bulletin)

SATURDAY, Feb 10 - The Secret Seven (The Morning Bulletin)

SUNDAY, FEB 11 - Five Go Adventuring Again (The Sunday Mail)

MONDAY, FEB 12 - Holiday Adventures (The Morning Bulletin)

TUESDAY, FEB 13 - Brer Rabbit Short Stories (The Morning Bulletin)

WEDNESDAY, FEB 14 - Malory Towers - First Term (The Morning Bulletin)

THURSDAY, FEB 15 - The O'Sullivan Twins at St Clare's (The Morning Bulletin)

FRIDAY, FEB 16 - Secret Seven Adventure (The Morning Bulletin)

SATURDAY, FEB 17 - The Naughtiest Girl in the School (The Morning Bulletin)

SUNDAY, FEB 18 - The Adventures of the Wishing Chair (The Sunday Mail)

The books are available at participating newsagents in the region, Coles, Woolworths, IGA and Drakes supermarkets.



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