Alex Brychta has been made an MBE in the New Years Honours List.
As the illustrator, he has partnered Roderick Hunt who writes the standard primary text books for teaching children to read. Their characters, Biff, Chip and Kipper as well as their dog, Floppy have entertained children for the last 20 years with their adventures with the Magic Key and more recently their series of the Time Chronicles. His illustrations are humorous, beautifully executed and full of detail which engage young readers.
A couple of years ago, Alex and Roderick received an Outstanding Achievement Award for services to education. Roderick Hunt was made an MBE several years ago