I would like to find a children’s book I read around 1965. I was born in 1956. I do not recall the title. It was hard cover, I think it had a book jacket. The dominate color was red.
The subject was Chinese fishermen, about 20 of them, trying to catch fish in a lake with no luck. One of the men decided to suck up all of the water with his mouth, and his belly expanded immensely.
The fishermen were then able to run out into the dry lake bed and pick up all of the fish which were just lying there.