by Terry and Mike

Most grown-ups forget what a terrible mystery kissing can be. This illustrated paperback, subtitled "A Guide to Creative Kissing for Teenagers and Some Adults," says there's more than just the problem of where the noses go. All sorts of rules apply, but the most vital ones seem to be what not to do. These include: Don't slobber, don't open your mouth too wide, don't press too hard, don't bite, don't giggle, don't pinch, don't keep your lips too firm, and don't hold your breath. The advice is offered seriously. Terry and Mike are actually one person—Teresa Valenti, a Los Angeles housewife who wrote this book for her children's guidance and originally published it herself. (Bantam, $1.95)