Once upon a time there were two friends, wealthy Eric and agreeable Oleg. When Eric's house burns down, Oleg invites him to stay. Soon, though, Eric is eating all the food and being extremely ungrateful, straining their friendship. But when Eric gives Oleg a coat with silver buttons by mistake, Oleg's fortunes look like they're on the mend! Remarkably, this accomplished 1965 tale for readers up to 8 is the only book produced by husband and wife team Margaret and John Cort, whose bright colors and expressive characters remind us of what we love about mid-20th-century illustrations.