When Eric Carle lists "some of the basic ingredients to a few of his books" in "The Art of Eric Carle" the following quote is one of them.
" My father's love and his sense for passing on existing knowledge"
I also found this cute video of Eric Carle's book "Papa Please Get Me The Moon" and which of course is dedicated to Carle's Father.
Here is another post about Eric Carle I recently wrote for my I Heart Picture Books blog. Enjoy.