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Queen Victorias Bathing MachineT how to get to the water without her devoted subjects glimpsing her swimming suit Because of course such a sight would compromise her regal dignity Fortunately for the water loving monarch it’s Prince Albert to the re. What a fun book The meter doesn't work in some spots but this historical fiction picture book version of this real life event is so fun that the meter issues didn't bother me as much as they usually would Great topic Fun approach

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review Queen Victorias Bathing Machine è PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ü Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to ueen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of historyPoor ueen Victoria She loves to swim but can’t uite figure out how to get to tScue with an invention fit for a ueen This uirky tale about the longest reigning monarch in British history is as fun as it is authentic and the book includes a picture of the actual bathing machine Prince Albert created. I read this book out loud to my husband Simon and dog Jayne this evening Realistically only Simon was truly listening as Jayne lay sprawled on the couch after our long walk in the woods and was snoring lightly The language is very lyrical lighthearted and fun What a wonderful testament to the love that they shared that Prince Albert would go to the trouble of inventing something to make his beloved ueen Victoria's wish come true Simon says It's a neat book that encompasses many values and teaches historical facts about the Royal family and how they have to negotiate the public gaze and the enduring love of the Royal couple

Gloria Whelan Ñ 5 review

Prince Albert comes up with a royally creative solution to ueen Victoria’s modesty concerns in this true story that reveals an overlooked splash of historyPoor ueen Victoria She loves to swim but can’t uite figure ou. ueen Victoria longs to go swimming in the sea in this amusing picture book told in rhyme As it would be scandalous for any of her subjects to see her in any fashion undressed the idea is at first rejected until Prince Albert puts his mind to the uestion and comes up with an ingenious solution And so the bathing machine a rolling structure that will shield his wife and ueen from prying eyes on the beach and take her down into the water while preserving her modesty is inventedOn the one hand I found ueen Victoria's Bathing Machine an absolute hoot The rhyming text from author Gloria Whelan is a lot of fun to read aloud and the colorful artwork from illustrator Nancy Carpenter accentuates the humor of the tale As a work of picture book history the title offers a glimpse into Victorian s concerning modesty as well as ideas about the proper role of royalty All that said I couldn't help but feel that it was also somewhat misleading as child readers and listeners could very well come away with the notion that Prince Albert invented the bathing machine Now it may very well be that he designed the machine that ueen Victoria used on the Isle of Wight I have not read extensively on Victoria and Albert and cannot say but the bathing machine itself as a type dates back to the early 18th century and this is really something that should have been mentioned in the afterword If read solely as a fun tale of a ueen going bathing then this flaw shouldn't matter too much but if this is intended for use in any non fiction historical capacity than it is a significant detraction from the book Although I enjoyed this one I subtracted a star from my rating as a result of the confusion I think the story creates regarding this issue Recommended but with the caveat that adult readers should offer additional information to their child listenersreaders regarding the longer history of the bathing machine