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February 30?
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 5
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   4.39

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    controversy, supposedly, floral, contents, legend, founder, interesting, bookstore, beginning, section, theme, hopeful, history, missing, reading, party
     content words:    Thirty Days Hath September April, November All, Thirty-One Save, Twenty-Eight And, Leap Year Twenty-Nine, Shortest Month, Until Julius Caesar, Julius Caesar, Pope Gregory
February 30?

By Phyllis Naegeli
1     Carrie walked around the party store trying to choose a theme for her birthday. She picked up a Hawaiian lei and put it down. She looked at the princess items and shook her head.
 
2     "Maybe I won't have a party this year," she said to her mom. "It's not really my birthday anyway."
 
3     "Oh, Carrie," said Mom. "I know it's hard to have your birthday on February 29th. We can still celebrate another year of your life even though the calendar doesn't show the day."
 
4     "Why does February have to be the shortest month? If all the months had the same number of days, I'd have a birthday!" Carrie cried.
 
5     Mom put her arm across Carrie's shoulder. "Let's pick what we need for your birthday party. I have to go to the bookstore, too. We'll look for a book on calendars while we're there."
 
6     "Okay," said Carrie.
 
7     She decided to have a Hawaiian theme for her birthday. They bought floral leis and grass skirts. They ordered balloons that looked like palm trees and a big banner that had a beach scene on it. As they found everything they needed, Carried cheered up a little.
 
8     After making their purchases, they walked to the bookstore at the mall. They went to the children's section to see what they could find. Carrie found a book with the poem:
 
9     "Thirty Days Hath September
 
10     April, June, and November.
 
11     All the rest have Thirty-One
 
12     Save for February with Twenty-Eight
 
13     And in Leap Year Twenty-Nine."
 
14     Carrie looked up at Mom. "It doesn't tell why February got the short end of the stick, though."

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