Eva Montanari

Tiff, Taff and Lulu

Written and illustrated by Eva Montanari


Tiff, Taff, and Lulu are sisters. Their mummy always tries her best to be fair when the girls are taking a bath or having their teeth brushed, but because there are three of them, someone is always first and someone must always be last.

When an argument on a scooter leads to a three-wheeled mishap with Mummy, Tiff, Taff, and Lulu finally realize that some things are more important than being first.


“The roughness and strange angles of Montanari’s acrylic-and-pencil compositions echo the troll-like children’s contrary natures, but the artwork manages at the same time to convey the warmth of Mummy’s huge, identical love for her creatures.”- Publisher Weekly

“’Now you know how important it is to do things together, without fighting!’” No, not exactly, as it turns out—but young readers will get the point, and may be amused by the wild-haired figures”- Kirkus Reviews

USA (HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004)