Dawn and the Impossible Three
|The Baby-Sitter's Club, # 5|
Dawn thought she'd be baby-sitting— not monster-sitting
May 1987, Scholastic
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!
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.