Dawn and the Impossible Three
5, Dawn and the Impossible Three
The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 5

Ann M. Martin

Cover Art

Hodges Soileau


Dawn thought she'd be baby-sitting— not monster-sitting


May 1987, Scholastic



Mary Anne Saves the Day


Kristy's Big Day

Dawn and the Impossible Three is the fifth book in The Baby-Sitter's Club series. Dawn sits for the wild charges of a recent divorce: Marnie, Buddy and Suzi Barrett. Also, Kristy thinks things were better without Dawn.


Main PlotEdit

Dawn starts sitting for the three Barrett children, but their mother, Mrs. Barrett, is a complete scatterbrain! She starts off by leaving Dawn the wrong phone number, which Dawn doesn't find out until Suzi needs her mother. The Barretts really like Dawn, and Dawn ends up missing club meetings. But what will she do when Buddy Barrett is missing? Dawn is afraid that Buddy has been kidnapped!Things go wrong when the parent comes home!

Sub PlotEdit

Back CoverEdit

Dawn's the newest member of the Baby-sitter's Club and everybody's glad — except Kristy. Kristy thinks things were better without Dawn around. That's why Dawn's eager to take on a big baby-sitting job: It's her chance to show Kristy what she's made of.

What a mistake! Taking care of the three Barrett kids is too much for any baby-sitter. The house is in chaos, the kids are impossible, and Mrs. Barrett never does any of the things she promises. Dawn's got more trouble than she bargained for. But she's not going to give up until all four Barretts are under control and she's friends with Kristy.


  • First mention of Sunny Winslow.

Alternative CoversEdit

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