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Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can't figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining The Baby-sitters Club a mistake?


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Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she Dawn Schafer is the newest member of The Baby-sitters Club. While she's still adjusting to life in Stoneybrook after moving from sunny California, she's eager to accept her first big job. But taking care of the three Barrett kids would be too much for any baby-sitter. The house is always a mess, the kids are out of control, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. On top of all that, Dawn wants to fit in with the other members of the BSC, but she can't figure out how to get along with Kristy. Was joining The Baby-sitters Club a mistake?

30 review for Dawn and the Impossible Three

  1. 4 out of 5

    Shira

    kids won't notice that this isn't by telgemeier and will still love it. as a bsc lover and purist, though, I was a little confused by this book. for some reason they decided to combine Dawn and the Impossible Three with Hello, Mallory. both of those books have enough action and enough that is compelling that they merit their own books. the big problem with including aspects of hello, mallory in this book is that they completely ignore the jessi parts of that story. I know that taking jessi out m kids won't notice that this isn't by telgemeier and will still love it. as a bsc lover and purist, though, I was a little confused by this book. for some reason they decided to combine Dawn and the Impossible Three with Hello, Mallory. both of those books have enough action and enough that is compelling that they merit their own books. the big problem with including aspects of hello, mallory in this book is that they completely ignore the jessi parts of that story. I know that taking jessi out makes the hello, mallory story short enough to fit into this book, but it just feels like taking out a character of color in this vastly predominantly white book. edit, after meeting and chatting with gale galligan about this book... since raina telgemeier hinted at mal joining the bsc in the previous book, scholastic thought that plotline should be incorporated into this book. scholastic and galligan are working on the best way to introduce jessi in a way that is thoughtful and sensitive (and not just give her the crappy first plotline she got in the original bsc series, where basically all her neighbors were super racist to her family, because it was the 80s and writers thought that all black character storylines had to be about that). I trust they'll do a good job!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Kris - My Novelesque Life

    RATING: 4 STARS (Review Not on Blog) As a kid I LOVED the Baby-Sitters Club and would often spend hours scouring the library for the next title. Honestly, I probably read the series longer than I should have (reading level-wise), but it always felt like visiting friends. While I have never wanted to be a babysitter, I loved the club idea. As a bossy creative kid this was right up my alley. The friendships in this book was something I had always wanted. This was a series I grew up with and was my RATING: 4 STARS (Review Not on Blog) As a kid I LOVED the Baby-Sitters Club and would often spend hours scouring the library for the next title. Honestly, I probably read the series longer than I should have (reading level-wise), but it always felt like visiting friends. While I have never wanted to be a babysitter, I loved the club idea. As a bossy creative kid this was right up my alley. The friendships in this book was something I had always wanted. This was a series I grew up with and was my favourite for a long time. Confession time, I may have had a bit of a crush on Logan. I was working at the library and saw that this graphic novel come in while I checked material in. I was excited to see that Baby-Sitters Club was being introduced to another generation. I thumbed through the book and saw this was the same story with a few updates. While usually I am not a fan of updating original stories (as it gives us the time and place when something was first written), I was okay with this series being updated. Moving this novelized book into a graphic novel made it easier to accept new changes. I would definitely recommend this one to those who once enjoyed reading BSC in the past. This is also great read for young girls between 9-12. Another great instalment in the series - this time we get more about Dawn and how she comes to terms with three out of control kids.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Natalie

    I’m so sad that I’ve finished this series for now - until the July release. I have been enjoying this series so much. The girls are responsible and deal with some serious issues. I will admit I don’t like Gale’s art quite as much as Raina’s, but this was still really cute and I can’t wait to read the next one.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Schizanthus Nerd

    It’s the BSC adventure where Dawn gets away with being super judgy about how a BSC client lives her life. Single parent, Mrs Barrett, is desperately trying to keep her family afloat - caring for three kids under 10, job hunting, managing a messy divorce. So what if the house is kinda messy? Okay, so it’s very messy but the poor woman is dealing with a lot. Let’s cut her some slack. Usually I try to read the graphic novel as soon as I’ve finished the book. I was unable to jump the library queue so It’s the BSC adventure where Dawn gets away with being super judgy about how a BSC client lives her life. Single parent, Mrs Barrett, is desperately trying to keep her family afloat - caring for three kids under 10, job hunting, managing a messy divorce. So what if the house is kinda messy? Okay, so it’s very messy but the poor woman is dealing with a lot. Let’s cut her some slack. Usually I try to read the graphic novel as soon as I’ve finished the book. I was unable to jump the library queue so the people who actually reserved this graphic novel before me got to read it first (shock horror!) so it’s been several weeks since I read the book. I still remember the basics fairly well but the differences I would usually point out between book and graphic novel have faded from my mind. So I’ll just focus on the two big ones. Book: Mallory is more than capable of helping out but she’s still counted as one of the kids the BSC babysit. Graphic Novel: The beginning of the graphic novel marks the first day that Mallory is a BSC Junior Member. The BSC meeting that afternoon is when the great interrogation of Mallory’s knowledge of anything even remotely related to babysitting takes place. My currently unresolved question: How is book #14, Hello, Mallory, going to be adapted to a graphic novel if the main plot point has already happened? Book: Mimi is all good. Graphic Novel: Janine is helping Mimi with her flash cards. I’m guessing this is different because book #7, Claudia and Mean Janine, was graphic novel #4. Why has this series been adapted out of order? I’ve actually been avoiding reading #7 because I’m not ready to face the rest of Mimi’s story yet. I’ll try to summon some brave in the near future. On a happier note, I finally got to see the bizzer sign, which the Pike kids invented, in action. It was worth the wait, although (just between you and I) it doesn’t look quite as trauma inducing as I’d hoped. [image error] Blog - https://schizanthusnerd.com

  5. 4 out of 5

    Prabhjot Kaur

    Dawn is the newest member of the baby-sitters club. She moved here with her mother and brother not that long ago. Since moving, her mother and Mary Anne's father have been going out and it's going well. Dawn goes for her baby-sitting job and the Barrett family is all out of control. Mrs. Barrett leaves out the door as soon as Dawn gets there and she leaves no instructions or phone numbers and the house is all disarray. Dawn manages the situation but it becomes a regular occurrence. Meanwhile, th Dawn is the newest member of the baby-sitters club. She moved here with her mother and brother not that long ago. Since moving, her mother and Mary Anne's father have been going out and it's going well. Dawn goes for her baby-sitting job and the Barrett family is all out of control. Mrs. Barrett leaves out the door as soon as Dawn gets there and she leaves no instructions or phone numbers and the house is all disarray. Dawn manages the situation but it becomes a regular occurrence. Meanwhile, the baby-sitters club puts Mallory on the trial and she proves to be a good baby-sitter. Kristy might be moving and she isn't happy about it. But as always, Kristy comes with an idea that might just let her continue to be a part of the club. Another quick, enjoyable read in this series. 4 stars

  6. 4 out of 5

    Abby Johnson

    Yay! The graphic novel adaptations of the Baby-Sitters Club series continue with a new comic artist, Gale Galligan. She has a very similar style as Telgemeier's (and worked as a production assistant on Telgemeier's DRAMA) and kids will love her adaptations, too. Put this on your radar because kids will want it! (Coming in Sept.) Yay! The graphic novel adaptations of the Baby-Sitters Club series continue with a new comic artist, Gale Galligan. She has a very similar style as Telgemeier's (and worked as a production assistant on Telgemeier's DRAMA) and kids will love her adaptations, too. Put this on your radar because kids will want it! (Coming in Sept.)

  7. 4 out of 5

    Rachel

    Another winner in the Baby-Sitters Graphic evolution, however, they switched artists for this one. This book was translated into graphics by Gale Galligan, and while I liked the newer artwork, my son said he preferred Raina Telgemeier because her art is "more cartoony." To each their own, right? Again, this book touches on some pretty serious stuff. A negligent mother going through a rough divorce. A baby-sitting charge goes missing, and the usual, Kristy is feeling left out because when her mom Another winner in the Baby-Sitters Graphic evolution, however, they switched artists for this one. This book was translated into graphics by Gale Galligan, and while I liked the newer artwork, my son said he preferred Raina Telgemeier because her art is "more cartoony." To each their own, right? Again, this book touches on some pretty serious stuff. A negligent mother going through a rough divorce. A baby-sitting charge goes missing, and the usual, Kristy is feeling left out because when her mom marries Watson, she's going to have to move to the "rich neighborhood." Meanwhile, Dawn and Mary Anne are becoming closer friends as their parents' relationship blossoms. It's never a slow day in Stonybrook, CT. To be continued...

  8. 5 out of 5

    M. [storme reads a lot]

    These are so cute 🥰

  9. 5 out of 5

    Sylwia

    It was great to see the characters and how their individual stories are progressing, along with how their friendships are growing and changing. And just like in the other books in the series, the girls have to tackle some heavy stuff. This volume highlighted the dangers of babysitting and I appreciated how it discussed the difference between babysitting and parenting. This series doesn't get enough hype! It was great to see the characters and how their individual stories are progressing, along with how their friendships are growing and changing. And just like in the other books in the series, the girls have to tackle some heavy stuff. This volume highlighted the dangers of babysitting and I appreciated how it discussed the difference between babysitting and parenting. This series doesn't get enough hype!

  10. 4 out of 5

    Kayla Charisse

    [4.5 stars] Really enjoyed the variety of panel work throughout this installment, as well as the use of inner monologue segments--I also appreciated how the story dipped into heavier topics. Hope Scholastic keeps producing these adaptations forever tbh.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ruby Rose

    I read this fully this morning! Second time reading and it still held my attention. I love this and recommend for all ages... anyone should read this as soon as they learn to read this level. 100% clean... now all I gotta do is get my sister to read this... lol.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Sofabanana

    Cute. It's a re-read, and I only re-read it because I was bored. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable and cute story with great illustrations. I kind of miss Raina Telgemeier's art and writing but I enjoy Gale Galligan's work as well. Cute. It's a re-read, and I only re-read it because I was bored. Nevertheless it was an enjoyable and cute story with great illustrations. I kind of miss Raina Telgemeier's art and writing but I enjoy Gale Galligan's work as well.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Alice Rachel

    Cute!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarina

    CWs: child abduction, child neglect, custody violation, difficult divorce, emotional breakdown, emotional parentification, exclusion, moving away, parentification *TRIGGER WARNING: child parentification* First of all, I would like to write an apology to Gale Galligan. I originally shunned her adaptations thinking that I would never enjoy a BSC graphic novel that wasn’t illustrated by Raina Telgemeier. Of course, I was super wrong. Gale Galligan’s illustrations are so filled with life and expr CWs: child abduction, child neglect, custody violation, difficult divorce, emotional breakdown, emotional parentification, exclusion, moving away, parentification *TRIGGER WARNING: child parentification* First of all, I would like to write an apology to Gale Galligan. I originally shunned her adaptations thinking that I would never enjoy a BSC graphic novel that wasn’t illustrated by Raina Telgemeier. Of course, I was super wrong. Gale Galligan’s illustrations are so filled with life and expression. I laughed every time she drew the characters’ faces to look like emojis or memes. I can also say that I enjoyed this art style even more than the previous graphic novels. Galligan has 110% won me over. Art aside, this book is a heavy hitter. I’ve experienced firsthand how it feels as a child to be put into a parental role when the actual parent is being neglectful. When young children bypass their real parents for the underage parent stand-in for things like homework and emotional support, it gets tough to advocate for your needs. When you love the children you care for, it is hard to set boundaries, even when the work is eating you up and wearing you down. Dawn learns this the hard way. When you love the children you care for, you see that they have emotional needs that aren’t being filled, and all you want to do is take care of them even when you shouldn’t. When I got older, I learned to say “no,” in spite of the consequences. Dawn is privileged for being able to recognize right away that the situation she is put into is unhealthy (for her and the Barrett children) and she is even more privileged to be able to say “No” and stand up for herself. I’m so proud of Dawn for setting boundaries. By standing up for herself, she stood up for people like me, who were coerced into a parental role too soon. We are worth more than what we can give to other people. Dawn knows this to be true, so maybe I can start believing it.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Maggie Gordon

    If you were worried about the switch in artists for this series, I have to say that Gale Galligan makes an excellent replacement with art that is full of energy! I am still enjoying the subtle changes to the stories to make them fit in 2017. This particular volume about Dawn was an excellent story about fostering resilience and maturity in younger girls. Dawn found herself in a difficult situation with a new babysitting job, and she had to take on a lot of responsibilities that were unfair. Not If you were worried about the switch in artists for this series, I have to say that Gale Galligan makes an excellent replacement with art that is full of energy! I am still enjoying the subtle changes to the stories to make them fit in 2017. This particular volume about Dawn was an excellent story about fostering resilience and maturity in younger girls. Dawn found herself in a difficult situation with a new babysitting job, and she had to take on a lot of responsibilities that were unfair. Not only did she rise to the occasion, she was able to stand up for herself and say that these things were not okay to an adult! I appreciated that the book dealt with the idea that adults make mistakes and are not always right without requiring Dawn to take on adult responsibilities forever. A fun, short read that's great for tweens!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Emery

    Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, this is mine. I'm not going to go in depth and analyze a children's novel, breaking it apart. This was just an enjoyable read to reach my gr yearly goal and get myself out of a reading slump. It was just really nostalgic because I adored the Baby-Sitter's club as a kid. I actually tried to collect the entire series and most of my books are falling apart as we speak. I failed, I only collected 10 of them. I loved the drawings, the style gave me a major rai Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, this is mine. I'm not going to go in depth and analyze a children's novel, breaking it apart. This was just an enjoyable read to reach my gr yearly goal and get myself out of a reading slump. It was just really nostalgic because I adored the Baby-Sitter's club as a kid. I actually tried to collect the entire series and most of my books are falling apart as we speak. I failed, I only collected 10 of them. I loved the drawings, the style gave me a major raina telegemeier vibe, that I didn't even notice it wasn't by her. Anyways read it just for the adorable drawing style.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Manasi

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. dawn baby sits for the barrettes and they are impossible to baby sit. mary anne gets to redecorate her own room and she hasn't changed her room since she was two years old. and mary anne now gets to do her hair how she likes it. and if mary anne's father gets married to dawn mother dawn and mary anne will become step sisters. and mallory pike is a new member of the baby sitters club! dawn baby sits for the barrettes and they are impossible to baby sit. mary anne gets to redecorate her own room and she hasn't changed her room since she was two years old. and mary anne now gets to do her hair how she likes it. and if mary anne's father gets married to dawn mother dawn and mary anne will become step sisters. and mallory pike is a new member of the baby sitters club!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Logan Hughes

    The fifth graphic novel, and first of Gale Galligan's run as cartoonist, is a sort of combo adaptation of BSC #5, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and BSC #14, Hello, Mallory. To start with the good, I really love Gale's art. It's quite different from Raina's, but I feel like it also goes really well with the material. It's a little more shoujo and anime-y, and it's very pretty and sweet. (The shoujo style especially works for glamorous Mrs. Barrett.) It's also very expressive, with plenty of dram The fifth graphic novel, and first of Gale Galligan's run as cartoonist, is a sort of combo adaptation of BSC #5, Dawn and the Impossible Three, and BSC #14, Hello, Mallory. To start with the good, I really love Gale's art. It's quite different from Raina's, but I feel like it also goes really well with the material. It's a little more shoujo and anime-y, and it's very pretty and sweet. (The shoujo style especially works for glamorous Mrs. Barrett.) It's also very expressive, with plenty of dramatic close-ups. The way Gale draws babies, like Marnie Barrett, cracks me up: there's such an innocent goofball-ness. Onto the script. Here is where I have issues. In theory, I don't have a problem with the comics continuity diverging from canon, but in this case, combining the two books into one graphic novel does neither of them a service. The plots are not interwoven, exactly - it's mostly Mallory stuff in the beginning and mostly Dawn stuff at the end, and they don't really comment on each other. Both plotlines feel rushed, and the book lacks the usual gentle pace and room to breathe. Some of the most iconic scenes feel perfunctory, like the baby-sitters giving Mallory a baby-sitting test. Combining a Dawn book with a Mallory book also muddies the strong sense of a single narrator/point-of-view character that BSC books usually have (including the previous graphic novel adaptations). Dawn is clearly the POV character here, but that totally changes the entire context and meaning of most of the Mallory scenes. One of the coolest things about "Hello, Mallory" is how it gets you to see your most beloved characters as antagonists, and that doesn't happen here. Plus, Dawn isn't a particularly interesting or pivotal character in Mallory's storyline, so it just leaves you with a feeling of, "Why is Dawn telling this story?"  My *final* and maybe biggest problem with the way the Mallory storyline is executed is that it manages to do so in a way that completely erases Jessi. She's not even introduced in this book. Is there another plan to introduce her? Because as of this writing, it's two books later (Boy-Crazy Stacey just came out), and still no sign of her. I'm withholding judgment until the end of Gale's run, but it feels super weird and kind of suspect to me that it seems like the graphic novel series has dropped the only black member of the club. Stray Observations * The baby-sitting test scene really gets short shrift. It's one of the fastest and smallest-drawn in the book. Meanwhile, in "Hello, Mallory," it takes up multiple chapters; the club prepares for the test all week, giving Mallory time to brood anxiously and giving the senior sitters time to overthink it, looking up unnecessarily complicated gotchas and trick questions, so that by the time they administer it, they're asking Mallory to answer things they didn't know themselves before writing the test. In the graphic novel, the entire test feels impromptu, completely changing the point of the scene! And the pomp of having a two-part test with a drawing section is also smoothed out, as Mallory is asked to describe, rather than draw, the digestive system (though, confusingly, a picture of it the drawing featured as a chapter closer.) The scene is not only rendered toothless, it's internally contradictory. * There are still remnants of the Kristy vs. Dawn rivalry plotline, where the two compete for Mary Anne's affections while helping her redecorate her room, even though the pivotal Kristy and Dawn bonding scene has already been snatched up by Raina Telgemeier and used in the Claudia and Mean Janine graphic novel. With that said, I think Gale works around this nicely, shifting the resolution of the plotline into an existing scene where Dawn, Mary Anne, and Kristy hang out in the barn after Dawn's family BBQ, and Kristy admits she is anxious about moving to Watson's house. It's a totally logical place to resolve the "friend triangle" (more so than the placement of Dawn and Kristy's bonding in chapter five, FIVE, of the original Dawn and the Impossible Three) * Braden Lamb's coloring is pretty as always, although I wish they'd made Mary Anne's new room navy blue and yellow as in the book. It was always kind of hard for me to picture but seemed like it could be really cool, surprisingly bold, and VERY different from her original pink room. Instead, in the comic, her new room is beige and aqua, which is much more tame.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie Tournas

    Those who adore the Babysitters Club graphic novels have something to cheer about: a fifth title in this ever popular series. Dawn, the newest member of the club, accepts a job babysitting at the Barrett's, where the kids are off the wall and the place is a mess. Dawn has to decide how to talk to Mrs. Barrett about the mayhem. She also has to contend with an increasingly grumpy Kristy, who is president of the club. Although the four previous books in the series were written and illustrated by su Those who adore the Babysitters Club graphic novels have something to cheer about: a fifth title in this ever popular series. Dawn, the newest member of the club, accepts a job babysitting at the Barrett's, where the kids are off the wall and the place is a mess. Dawn has to decide how to talk to Mrs. Barrett about the mayhem. She also has to contend with an increasingly grumpy Kristy, who is president of the club. Although the four previous books in the series were written and illustrated by superstar Raina Telgemeier, Gale Galligan does a great job of portraying the drama and challenges of the girls in the club, and her wonderful illustrations seem very close to those in the previous four books.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Julian

    One of our favorites in the series. Dawn is having a lot of trouble with the impossible three and the incredible and irresponsible mom that doesn't even give Dawn the most basic instructions. The police will eventually be involved and Dawn will find her courage to speak up. We have a new graphic artist on this one, Gale Galligan. It takes a while to get used to the new drawings, but her work is good. I was just a bit distracted by the open mouths, which looked to me like moustaches. My daughter d One of our favorites in the series. Dawn is having a lot of trouble with the impossible three and the incredible and irresponsible mom that doesn't even give Dawn the most basic instructions. The police will eventually be involved and Dawn will find her courage to speak up. We have a new graphic artist on this one, Gale Galligan. It takes a while to get used to the new drawings, but her work is good. I was just a bit distracted by the open mouths, which looked to me like moustaches. My daughter doesn't think so, though. This is a fantastic series.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Christine

    This was my favorite of the first group of books in the original series. It was lovely to revisit it in a new form, but I much preferred the images of them on the original covers to the graphic novel versions. Still, if it's this or not reading the series at all, certainly a young person should read this. The charm is retained and my love of Dawn remains. This was my favorite of the first group of books in the original series. It was lovely to revisit it in a new form, but I much preferred the images of them on the original covers to the graphic novel versions. Still, if it's this or not reading the series at all, certainly a young person should read this. The charm is retained and my love of Dawn remains.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sara

    Professional Review written for WASHYARG: Dawn is one of the newest members of The Babysitter’s Club, and she’s still trying to prove her worth. For some reason, the club’s founder and president, Kristy, doesn’t seem to like her that much. To make matters worse, Dawn has started to babysit for the Barrett’s. The kids themselves are wild enough – but their mom is the real problem. In this fifth installment of the Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novel series, cartoonist Gale Galligan gracefully takes ov Professional Review written for WASHYARG: Dawn is one of the newest members of The Babysitter’s Club, and she’s still trying to prove her worth. For some reason, the club’s founder and president, Kristy, doesn’t seem to like her that much. To make matters worse, Dawn has started to babysit for the Barrett’s. The kids themselves are wild enough – but their mom is the real problem. In this fifth installment of the Baby-Sitter’s Club graphic novel series, cartoonist Gale Galligan gracefully takes over for Raina Telgemeier. Her art style holds its own, but won’t distract or disappoint lovers of the original four books. The story itself has surprising depth. Dawn struggles with standing up for herself when the mother of her babysitting charges is neglectful to the point of danger (at one point, Dawn almost feeds one of the kids chocolate without knowing they are allergic). Her eventual ability to face this complicated conundrum is empowering and inspiring, and makes this comic appropriate for anyone from 3rd-7th grade. A must-purchase for libraries where the rest of the series is popular.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Sim ✨(wholesimreads)

    🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5 stars ✔️a book with a time of day in the title So heartwarming! Such nostalgia. Super cute illos!

  24. 5 out of 5

    Estela

    I just love Gale's art style. I don't know why, it just seems so free, and fluid! Other than that, this book was one of my favorite graphic novels I read this quarter. It had a nice plot, and I really liked how they showed that Dawn, bearing the weight of this mom's kids talked it out with the mother. Absolutely one of my favorite Baby-Sitters Club (graphic novel). Told from the main character-Dawn- P.O.V, the setting is mainly at the Barrot's house. AND HERE COMES THE TITLE--> "The Impossible T I just love Gale's art style. I don't know why, it just seems so free, and fluid! Other than that, this book was one of my favorite graphic novels I read this quarter. It had a nice plot, and I really liked how they showed that Dawn, bearing the weight of this mom's kids talked it out with the mother. Absolutely one of my favorite Baby-Sitters Club (graphic novel). Told from the main character-Dawn- P.O.V, the setting is mainly at the Barrot's house. AND HERE COMES THE TITLE--> "The Impossible Three" Refers to the three kids of Mrs.Barrots. Mrs. Barrots is a clumsy woman with a job and a divorced family. Dawn is a baby-sitter that helps out kids. Dawn's family is also divorced. She goes over to Mrs.Barrots day after day, cleaning up her messes, and obviously taking care of her children. Mrs.Barrot is often showed rushing out of the house not being able to give Dawn any instructions, and this leads to Dawn (view spoiler)[poising the baby :( (hide spoiler)] ... Dawn is one day shown helping one of the Barrot's kids with their family tree, and later on, gets a knock from the same kid about getting a 100% on his project. As much as Dawn is proud, she thought that the kid should be thanking his mom, not her. She then goes to Mrs. Barrots and talks about everything. Mrs.Barrots realizes she was neglecting her kids to find a job and apologizes and promises she will be a better mom. I think people who like ART and Graphic Novels might like this book since it was in that format. That's all folks! (:

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

    Well illustrated, as are all the graphic novels in this series. So, I feel like saying that every time may be repetitive. I enjoyed the story and how Dawn took charge of a very difficult situation. I do have to admit I wasn't sure what was going on with the father of the kids, and the mom wasn't winning me over in any way. I suppose it was necessary for the plot and reflective of the time when these stories were originally written and set. But it just wasn't as effective. And I agree with my daug Well illustrated, as are all the graphic novels in this series. So, I feel like saying that every time may be repetitive. I enjoyed the story and how Dawn took charge of a very difficult situation. I do have to admit I wasn't sure what was going on with the father of the kids, and the mom wasn't winning me over in any way. I suppose it was necessary for the plot and reflective of the time when these stories were originally written and set. But it just wasn't as effective. And I agree with my daughter, who read it the day before me, when she said that the way Dawn treated the new girl for having turned away for 1 minute was just awful. Especially given how the story unfolded later on. Guess she learned her lesson, although she kind of learned it before she actually learned it because of how the timing worked out. All that to say, I liked this one better than some of the other books in the series, but it wasn't my favourite.

  26. 4 out of 5

    ReaganNoelle

    Mary Ann's mom and Dawn's dad are dating. And Mary Ann's dad is letting her redecorate her room to butter her up because he is dating Dawn's mom. Mal joins the babysitters club. My favorite character is Dawn because she babysits and can make even cleaning up a game to get the kids to do things that no kids really want to do. I liked that Dawn said "anytime" not thinking that it would reall mean "all the time." That's why she is my favorite character. Mary Ann's mom and Dawn's dad are dating. And Mary Ann's dad is letting her redecorate her room to butter her up because he is dating Dawn's mom. Mal joins the babysitters club. My favorite character is Dawn because she babysits and can make even cleaning up a game to get the kids to do things that no kids really want to do. I liked that Dawn said "anytime" not thinking that it would reall mean "all the time." That's why she is my favorite character.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Amelia

    This book was great! I thought this book was not going to be that good because this book is from a new character Dawns perspective and I thought it wouldn't be that interesting/important as the other books in the series. But, it turns out this book was also a very important book in this series and I hope they make more! So, I rate this book 5 STARS! This book was great! I thought this book was not going to be that good because this book is from a new character Dawns perspective and I thought it wouldn't be that interesting/important as the other books in the series. But, it turns out this book was also a very important book in this series and I hope they make more! So, I rate this book 5 STARS!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Persephonie

    Custody battles are no joke, and Dawn gets more than she bargained for when one of her charges goes missing! A really good story (as always) and it had a lot to say about the guidelines that baby-sitters need to set for themselves.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Alexandra

    I love these new editions of the BSC so much. I was a little disappointed when I read that Raina Telgemeier would not be illustrating this volume but Gale Galligan is wonderful & I will definitely continue reading the series with her artwork.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jasmine

    I liked this, even with the change of illustrators. The drama didn't seem as intense in this one as it did in some of the others. Still a cute story. I liked this, even with the change of illustrators. The drama didn't seem as intense in this one as it did in some of the others. Still a cute story.

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