Blue Mountain Elementary teacher-librarian Amanda Terris recommends Lift by Minh Lê and Dan Santat.
Lift is a story about sibling rivalry, an elevator button, and imagination. Have you ever been annoyed by a younger brother? Iris has. Iris’ job was to push the buttons in the elevator, and then one day her little brother does: Betrayal! Iris finds an old elevator button in the trash and puts it beside her bedroom door. She pushes the button, walks through the door, and the adventure into her imagination begins.
I love this picture book graphic novel by Minh Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat because you can see Iris’s imagination come to life and her vivid adventures. You also get to experience how Iris feels about her little brother, along with the ups and the downs of their relationship. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to use their imagination to take them on an adventure or a vacation. After all, we could all use one!