The book does not start off with tutorials, it has a lot of small samples of code. Some people have taken the small samples and made them full blown production ready code.
The 2nd half of the book is what you are really after. It is full of tutorial style writing that should be easy to understad. You get walked through a project at a low level approach. We look at the problems it solves and what to look out for. We get a working project together, then we attack it again with a more advanced approach.
read the reviews here on the Ranch and on Amazon. I do not think you can go wrong getting this book! Plus you always have me here to help you along the way.