One and Other Numbers with Alexander Calder



  • The fourth title in the groundbreaking series of early-learning concept board books featuring fine art
  • Counting is a universal early-learning curricular theme and a mainstay of the 'early concepts' section at retail
  • Alexander Calder is one of the most influential sculptors of the twentieth century, and his works are on display at major museums around the world
  • This book was created in collaboration with the Calder Foundation

Masterpieces by world-famous sculptor Alexander Calder are used to teach quantity in this artful, read-aloud board book. One & Other Numbers accompanies artworks with a conversational and relatable text that encourages readers to notice and count various aspects of the sculptures. Calder's playful abstract shapes add to the richness of the visual arc, allowing readers to build personal connections with the art. Children will not only grow more familiar with numbers and quantity, but also with the artist and his work. This fourth title in Phaidon's "First Concepts with Fine Artists" series includes a read-aloud "about the artist" at the end.

Created for ages 1-3 years

8 x 7 in


Alexander Calder is one of the world's most celebrated sculptors. Best known as the inventor of the mobile, Calder redefined sculpture through introducing the element of movement to his works. In addition to his mobiles, Calder also created static sculptures, called 'stabiles', as well as paintings, jewelry, theatre sets, and costumes.