The story begins when a griffin steals a cow from the state fair. Jake gets out Snark to erase the crowd's memory, but, before he does his job, Snark bites him. Hayley and Felix inform him that "biting is how Snarks make more Snarks." Jake heads back to camp, frustrated that he has to stay in bed for three days while Hayley and Felix fight the Griffin - mainly because, when a Troop member captures a Griffin (one of the 5 most dangerous monsters), they recieve a plaque (not to mention a dumpling steamer). A huge bump swells up on his neck, grossing Jake out. Hayley, Felix, and Mr. Stockley tell him he should be honored to give birth to a Snark. But Jake, less than appreciative of his newfound fatherhood, says "it's just a chore I got stuck with".
At first, I thought it was really awkward, but it was actually adorable. The baby Snark (named Elroy) loves Jake and models him in everything, whether it's burping, going into a box, or monster hunting. And it's cute to see how Jake warms up to the little guy. Elroy goes from a chore to Jake's little boy, and the little Snark is just plain PRECIOUS.