Dawn and the Impossible Three is a comfortable read for an adult and a good read for a kid aged 10 to 13 about rules, making limits, family and dealing with friendship woes.
Gale Galligan has adapted the Ann M. Martin original Babysitters Club book, the graphic novels have the feelings of the years the book was set in during the novel. The novels of the Babysitters Club came out around the 1980s and early 1990s. And they dealt with some of the “uniqueness’s” of the time (divorce, moving, etc.). Or things that are really “old hat” or see to be, today. Still, this book (and the series as a whole) are good stories to just sit back and read. In this one, Dawn (the “new girl”) takes on a babysitting job that sometimes requires sitting on the mom, that is if you could stop her as she dashes out the door. This, her dealing with her divorce, and the kids looking for a parent, causes stress for Dawn. Stress that adds to her own problems of friendships, a member of the club moving and her mom dating again.
The graphic novel illustrations are bold, bright, and perfect to help lighten a few of the more serious parts. The Babysitters Club members show up, but Dawn is the focus this time. Each book can be a standalone title, but it does help to read them in order. Dawn and the Impossible Three is book five in the series.
Reminiscent of the books by Telegmeier, Libenson, Shannon Hale and Jennifer L. Holm and Michael Holm, all ages can find something to enjoy.