I know the Hobbit was written as a children's book (tale?) and I saw this when I searched the site for similar questions to this one. The story itself can certainly be regarded as almost a fairy tale if we are not going too much into details.
This aspect is actually the basis of my question: I want to tell my 4-year old daughter the story of the hobbit, as I'm sure she'll like it if it was made simple enough for her (i.e. if much of the details and even whole parts were omitted to make a simpler story). Of course, I COULD prepare this story on my own, but I was wondering if such a version was ever made (surely not be Tolkien himself, but perhaps as part of the franchise)?