A Storytelling of Ravens seems like one thing by the cover, but here the old saying is true, “Do not judge a book by the cover.” The inside poem (for a lack of a better term) has a line about each animal and what their “group” is called in a clever sentence. There is a sloth of bears, a smack of jellyfish and (a term a dog lover perhaps would take glee in) a nuisance of cats. And for me, of course, a storytelling of ravens! (Which I find delightful on many levels).
The first thought I had was that Kyle Kukoff and Natalie Nelson have not created a book for children. You might disagree (and if you do, please let me know, I would love to know a child that would enjoy this book). I think that while the idea is unique and interesting there is no story and (personally) I cannot think of any children who would be the reader for this book. I would most definitely give it to a teacher. Perhaps not for the classroom, but for the end of the year gift or a retirement gift (especially for, but not limited to, an English teacher).
I am borrowing one description: provides a unique opportunity to explore and rejoice in the oddities of the English language. And it does. Therefore, along with the illustrations, the adult reader will probably get more out of this gem. The illustrations are not something I would frame for my wall, but would scrapbook due to their qualities of being more of an art-book.