I have worked my way though most of this book and I have found it very helpful in getting started with Blend. In Foundation Expression Blend 3 with Silverlight, Victor Guidioso has assembled an excellent collection of examples that walk you through creating Silverlight applications from scratch using a combination of Blend and Visual Studio. This book is written in a style that emphasizes jumping right in and getting the job done. There are no gratuitous “video in a button” type examples here but examples based on the types of projects you are most likely to write. I found an error in the book which had a bad link for a source code download URL so I sent an email. To my surprise, not only did I get a reply email notifying me the link was fixed, Victor called me to let me know. You can’t ask for anything better than that! Anyway, I found this book extremely helpful in getting started writing Silverlight applications with Blend and I think you will too!