After its success, she decided to put pen to paper to record some of the bedtime stories she used to tell her two daughters. Excited about the tale, the boys repeated it to their book illustrator father the next day, who thought the story had legs as a children’s book. TolkienAccording to the Tolkien Society, the author began writing down a bedtime story for his children—which would become The Hobbit—on the blank page of an exam. Because his son had recently been diagnosed with ADHD and dyslexia, the author gave these traits to his hero as well. The BFG by Roald DahlNot only did Roald Dahl tell two of his daughters a bedtime story featuring his famous BFG, he also acted the part.