The book I’m looking for is as follows:
Children’s book – from the UK
I read it in the UK when i was a kid in the 1970s
It was illustrated but with line drawings – was for older kids, maybe 7/8 and up?
There was a story in it about a family who takes an elevator down into the ground, and they whistle to each other if they get lost.
It was a collection of stories for kids.
It might have also had poetry in it
This story has haunted me for years, no idea if it will ring a bell with someone somewhere
Could it be Roald Dahl: Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator? I don’t remember all the details; but it’s one of the few books published in the UK that refers to an ‘elevator’ rather than a ‘lift’, because it’s mostly set in America. And it is about a family’s travels in the elevator, and it does contain poetry,