A famous mad scientist lives next to Boffin Boy's friend Polly, and she's not a good neighbour. Not only does she keep planting weird trees, but the trees look suspiciously like dogs and people. When Katt wiggles through the fence to explore, Boffin Boy and Polly follow to save him from crazy Doctor Daffney. Can they escape without becoming one of her barking mad experiments? The Boffin Boy series is published by Ransom Publishing, a specialist in books for reluctant and struggling readers. The speech bubbles and a simplified Manga style ensure that the books have simple language and low word counts to appeal to newly independent and struggling readers. The Boffin Boy books are ideal for children aged 8 - 14 with a reading age of 6 - 7.