Object Help

Ok, I’m a real noob and there may be something somewhere really obvious, but right now, I can’t find it.
I have built a small scene (Noob to Pro tut) and I want to add an object to it. I go File > Append or Link, point to blender file, open library. Object appears. BUT it appears a different wireframe color to anything else. I can’t select it, move it or do anything with it. Its just there.
How can I select my object? Even if I start from new, delete cube, append in file, I’m stuffed.
I feel I’m missing something here…any ideas?

When you append an object it is selected (pink) but not the Active selection (light pink). Just right click on the appended object and you should then be able to edit it.