Gorgeous story, gorgeous wee book. Odd things are happening in this out of the way, armpit-of-Australia township and it all seems to be because of Fin Starling. The town is full of quirky characters who are transformed after Fin's birth into proud citizens.
They clean up the town in the hope of earning the Tidy Town award. But all the hard work and cleanliness brings with it changes to everyone's life. Most become obsessed with being clean, phobic to dirt...Somewhat like Fin.
Hard to say why or how Fin has such an influence on the town's people, but the story revolves around the characters and spins a charming and funny story.
Worth reading if you are after something a little bit different.