What Does It Take to Make a February?


One sleepy groundhog
In a striped nightcap
Just waking up
From a five-month nap.
(Can you imagine that?)
Add a birthday cake,
For a president or two,
One wore a tricornered hat,
The other stood six-feet-two.
(Can you remember who?)
Last of all, please include
A construction paper valentine,
Delivered by your smiling hands
From your own house to mine.
(I think you’re divine!)
And that’s what it takes
To make a February.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Sharron Vintson