James and the Giant Peach teaches us to be nice to others because if you don't someone will get hurt. At the begining of the story Aunt Sponge and Aunt Spiker yelled at James for no reason. These are examples of not nice behavior. One example is when the Centipede kept calling the bugs and the cloud men names. Another one was when the Centipede called James a Donkey=http:// After they were all on the peach the Centipede and the Earth Worm were not nice to the rest of the bugs.The bugs that were nice are Lady bug, Old Green Grasshopper, Miss Spider, Silk Worm, and the Glow Worm.James sets a good example for the bugs by not calling them names unlike Centipede. The reason that James is so nice to the bugs because they are his only friends.