Can you confirm whether or not the tutorial/color scheme is as bad as some reviews indicate?
I recently picked up a copy at the thrift store, might just stick with that one.
The bad color scheme is/was a bug that I and others experienced, but there is a fix as follows.
Go to iPad settings, General, Accessibility, Increase Contrast, and turn Reduce Transparancy to on. Exit settings and turn off the iPad. After the iPad reboot, the text background should be back to normal (white background).
I'm not sure but this bug may have been only on ios7 and may now be patched.