Carman, Patrick Elliot’s Park: The Walnut Cup. pgs. 80. Scholastic, Inc., 2009. EARLY CHAPTER BOOK. The Walnut Cup, the only American Stop on the World Squirrel Soccer League tour has come to Elliot’s Park this year. Everyone is excited to try and win the cup. In order to play however, the home team has to provide a perfectly round walnut or neither team gets to play in the tournament. The only problem is, perfectly round walnuts are hard to find and the one Elliot found has gone missing. Now he and his friends must find the walnut before the tournament ends or they won’t be able to play. Fun story, the periodic illustrations are done well. The text is a little too simple for the target audience of 2 to 3 grade, but does not detract from the story itself. Great reluctant reader story for soccer and animal lovers alike. May also wish to buy other books in series. EL(Grades 2-3). OPTIONAL. Reviewer: Kira, Children’s Librarian, HUN Public Library.