I agree with this description. Forget the spooky stop motion cartoon. It's all about the eight original books and Tove Jansson's pen and ink drawings. I would choose these as my luxury on desert island discs.
Another favorite scene in a book is in Finn Family Moomintroll by Tov Jansson. There is a magic hat, and if you absent-mindedly use it as a wastepaper basket mysterious things occur. Moominmamma drops in a ball of pink perennials and look what happens: